The event will explore case studies in the Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian Amazonia, as well as examine the global context on the interactions between forestry and community development, as a segue to raise awareness about the value of the land rights and geospatial data. To help understand this value, a group of practitioners and researchers will analyze different experiences of the Amazonia. People may have more influence over the environment and their natural resource base when their property rights are secured. According to a recent report lead by a consortium of international conservation organizations, at least 32%, or 43.5 million km², of global land and associated inland waters are owned or governed by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs), either through legal or customary tenure. IPLCs have thus a critical role in global biodiversity conservation and in maintaining sustainable practices to mitigate climate change impacts. Recognizing IPLCs’ historical role in managing landscapes and seascapes — including the alignment of agricultural and nature conservation policies— can be an effective way to reduce deforestation and emissions as well as to protect rights and improve local livelihoods. Global voices claim for more funding and new regulation to acknowledge a full bundle of rights to IPLCs, including access to natural areas. Moreover, the increasing connection of products from IPLC land with domestic and international markets create a series of challenges and opportunities to govern forested land. The challenges lie in balancing the demands for conservation and exploitation while meeting Sustainable Development Goals. Supporting IPLCs land tenure with an authoritative geospatial data-driven approach is one key piece of the puzzle. The event is co-organized by the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, the Land Thematic Group, and the Geospatial Community of Practice.
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