News - Forests and Climate Change

Amazonians call on leaders to heed link between land rights and climate change

4th Nov 2016
As Paris climate agreement comes into force, inhabitants of Amazon rainforest demand recognition of key role their communities play in conservation (Collyns / The Guardian)

Lead-up to COP22: Re-examining Indonesia’s land and forest fires

3rd Nov 2016
A new CIFOR study shows that to identify responsibility for the problem of forest and land fires, maps and satellites are not enough. (Dayne / CIFOR)

The Forest on their Plates

25th Sep 2016
Tribal women from Odisha fought to throw out white rice and soy nuggets and bring millets and seeds back into their diet. (Source: The Hindu Times)

Brazil’s giant dams risk destroying heart of the Amazon, says Greenpeace

15th Jun 2016
Construction of 40 dams in the Tapajós river basin would severely affect indigenous people and is not justifiable economically, says new report (Vidal / The Guardian)

How communities are shaping their world (Source 73)

20th May 2016
This article tells the story of the Raja Ampat Homestay Association – a community organisation located in the Dampier Strait off the western tip of New Guinea, in Indonesia.

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