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Reducing Land Rights Inequity between Communities and Companies, WRI

September 12, 2018

Description

Indigenous Peoples and rural communities occupy more than half of the world’s land, but they legally own just 10 percent of land globally. New WRI research finds that across 15 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, rural communities and Indigenous Peoples face steep challenges to formalizing their land rights. These communities can wait decades for legal titles that may never come, companies acquire land or begin operations on their territories in as little as 30 days.

This event will highlighted the challenges Indigenous peoples and communities face in acquiring legal rights to their land, the loopholes companies can often take, and ways countries can simplify complex procedures.

Location: World Resources Institute James A. Harmon Conference Center, 10 G Street NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002 United States 

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