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Secure Forest Rights Help Combat Climate Change

A new report from the global environmental research organisation, World Resources Institute, finds that strengthening communities’ forest rights reduces emissions and deforestation.

Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change analyzes the growing body of evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. This report makes a strong case for strengthening the rights of indigenous and local communities over their forests as a policy tool for mitigating climate change.

Key Findings:

 

Download the full report from the World Resources Institute website.

The report includes the infographic below:

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July 29, 2014 | Namati


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