Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment


Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment

News and Blogs


Land to lose: coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia

  By Matt Blomberg and Mech Dara

At least 1.76 million jobs in the nation of about 16 million people are at risk due to COVID-19, while the poverty rate could double, to about one-in-four people, the World Bank said in May.


Threatened species caught in crossfire of ongoing land conflict in Myanmar

  by Aimee Gabay

Conflict over how best to protect the biodiversity of Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region may be contributing to the rapid loss of its forest cover.


Selangor govt instructs factory behind water pollution to vacate land

  Adam Abu Bakar

(main photo: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says the factory building will be demolished within the next few months)


Paper giant APP linked to Indonesia peat clearing despite sustainability vow

  Hans Nicholas Jong

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has identified nearly 3,500 hectares (8,650 acres) of peatland clearing in pulpwood plantations in Sumatra supplying Asian Pulp & Paper.


World Bank Suspends Doing Business Report

  Anuradha Mittal

The Doing Business Report (DBR) has been “paused” by the World Bank after acknowledging a number of “irregularities” in the data used.


Is Malaysia’s CIMB serious about addressing deforestation? (commentary)

  Gulzhan Musaeva

Gulzhan Musaeva, an independent financial analyst writes about CIMB’s sustainability commitments. CIMB is Malaysia’s second largest bank and a major leader to regional plantation companies.


Uncovering impacts of gold mining in Papua New Guinea

  Joshua Fisher

The pacific island of Papua New Guinea is one of the world's most resource rich countries, hosting nearly 7 percent of global biodiversity and important reserves of gold, copper and hydrocarbo


From chieftaincy to women’s land rights and covid-19, how an initiative is supporting land rights in Sierra Leone on different fronts

  Miss .Christiana I.B Ellie

Interview with Christiana Ellie, M&E officer in Land for Life Initiative
1) Can you tell us a bit more about the Land for Life Consortium- Sierra Leone?


Strengthening community voices in land governance reform in Sierra Leone

  Mr. Berns Komba Lebbie

Under the British colonial rule, Sierra Leone’s land mass was divided into two areas, the colony area and protectorate area.


Addressing land and policy grabs in the shadow of COVID-19

  Mr. Lorenzo Cotula

Reports suggest the COVID-19 fallout is providing opportunities for elites to seize lands and rewrite regulations.