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Land Rights Indicators in the Post-2015 SDGs: Recommendations for the inter-agency expert group and other policymakers

April 9, 2015

This briefing makes recommendations for those working on the land rights aspect of the post-2015 agenda. It accompanies the technical briefing Secure and Equitable Land Rights in the Post-2015 AgendaThe success of the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) will depend on the adoption of indicators that allow measuring progress towards targets and provide helpful information to policymakers. As member states move towards the next inter-governmental negotiations, we propose two indicators that we believe are fundamental to achieving 'the future we want'. These indicators are meaningful, universal, and feasible, and they capture fundamental realities affecting key stakeholders at the heart of the SDGs.

Secure and Equitable Land Rights in the Post-2015 Agenda

April 9, 2015

This technical briefing authored by a number of international organizations working on food security, natural resource management and poverty eradication, and endorsed by many local civil society organizations around the world, strongly encourages governments to keep the profile of land and natural resources high in the document on sustainable development goals to be endorsed in September 2015.Secure and equitable land rights, particularly for those living in poverty and using and managing ecosystems, are an essential element of a post-2015 agenda that has the ambition to be people-centred and planet-sensitive.This briefing is accompanied by Land Rights Indicators in the Post-2015 SDGs: Recommendations for inter-agency expert group and other policymakers

Seeing 'REDD'?: Forests, Climate Change Mitigation and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

December 3, 2008

Examines proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and their failure to protect indigenous peoples' rights or to address forest governance problems. Calls for talks to include civil society and indigenous peoples.

Promised Land: Palm Oil and Land Acquisition in Indonesia - Implications for Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples

January 1, 2006

International concern has been growing about the impacts of the continuing expansion of oil palm plantations. The spread of oil palm has been blamed for extensive forest destruction, uncontrolled forest fires, loss of precious wild species and the undermining of environmental services. Yet already in Indonesia some 5 million people are involved in estates and mills as labourers or their families and as many again are tied to large estates as smallholders. Palm oil has major social as well as environmental impacts.World markets for edible oils are set to double in the next twenty years, implying a doubling of the area under oil palm if market share is maintained. New markets for 'biofuels' also provide scope for increased palm oil sales. Indonesia's national development plans are designed to secure it a large share of these markets.