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Women lead the change - why women’s land rights matter in Dutch and EU’s Africa strategies
Women own less than 20 percent of land in the world
Half of the world’s smallholder farmers are women
70 percent of Africa’s food is produced by women smallholder farmers
Human Rights Day: Land grabbing in Africa
Three new case studies show: In the context of large-scale land investments in Africa, human rights violations and social as well as environmental damages are the rule, not the exception.
A more holistic approach to land governance: Recalibrating rights and obligations
In many parts of the world, large-scale projects such as agribusiness plantations, mines and infrastructure have heightened the policy imperative to recognise the rights of socially, politically an
The Global Land Rush, Revisited
When the US housing bubble burst in late 2008, it dragged major banks into liquidation and destabilised financial systems worldwide.
Job Opportunity: Senior Legal or Policy Researcher
CCSI is hiring a Senior Legal or Policy Researcher to work on our Land, Agriculture & Food Systems portfolio of projects. This position will collaborate with CCSI’s Director and Research Staff
Congo: Govt reaches deal with the private sector to develop state land reserves
The Congolese government approved on September 20 the bill approving the partnership agreement with Total Nature Based Solutions (TNBS), Congo First Company (CFC), and Forest Neutral Congo (FNC) fo
Nearly half of investors in Africa have experienced disputes with local communities – new research
Almost half (46%) of investors surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced disputes with local communities over land, new research from the ODI and TMP Systems has found.
How do we channel the ESG investment boom towards low-income countries?
Private financial flows that are tracked against certain Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria reached record highs in 2020.
Job Opportunity: Legal or Policy Researcher
This position will collaborate with the Director and Research Staff of the Law School's Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment to execute the Center’s applied research agenda on the laws, p
5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies
The climate crisis cannot be solved without ending tropical deforestation, which increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020.