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


Weighing up the risks of a 2021 ‘land rush' in Africa

  Dr. Joseph Feyertag

A 2021 African land rush seems unlikely, but issues persist

The sun rises behind an electric power windmill in Halle, Belgium September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves H

Explainer: What does it mean to invest ‘ethically’ or with ‘impact’?

  Simon Jessop

Demand for funds which cherry pick investments with strong environmental, social or governance (ESG) credentials has surged in recent years.


Pension and endowment funds linked to conflict-plagued oil palm in DRC

  John C. Cannon

A new report from the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, reveals that several well-known pension funds, trusts and endowments are invested in a group of oil palm plantations in the Democratic


Can palm oil truly be sustainable? Malaysia offers a certification model we’ve been waiting for

  Robert Hii

A new UN report entitled, "Making Peace With Nature”, finds that nearly 90 percent of all known species are threatened by climate change.


Oil company exploring in sensitive elephant habitat accused of ignoring community concerns

  Jeffrey Barbee and Laurel Neme

Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.


#MRLF2021: Working toward a more equitable and inclusive future for smallholders in the Mekong Region

  Dr. Micah Ingalls

Earth Day 2021: Celebrating and recognizing the leadership and climate action of Indigenous peoples and local communities

  Johnson Cerda

Today, on Earth Day I want to celebrate the efforts made by Indigenous peoples around the world to continue protecting our planet.


Want to fight climate change? Support indigenous people

  Vicky Tauli-Corpuz

By Sônia Guajajara (Guajajara), Executive Coordinator for the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB); Vicky Tauli-Corpuz (Kanakaney-Igorot), former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights


A tragic outcome for the world's forests is not inevitable

  Frances Seymour

The data on forest loss is still grim but we know what causes deforestation - and the policy tools and market mechanisms that can stop it


New report asks: Where’s the money going in the Niger Delta? 

  Tijah Bolton-Akpan

Oil companies are paying billions towards development in the Niger Delta, but it’s having little impact on the ground, say Tijah Bolton-Akpan and Miles Litvinoff.