This paper is the second in a series, following on from “Land 2015–2018: Trends in Land Governance”. It takes stock of changes in land governance between the Global Land Forums (GLFs) held in Bandung in 2018 and the Dead Sea in 2022.
The good news is...
Progress has been made with regards to land rights between 2018 and 2022. Although the degree of change varies, in several instances steps have been taken towards the recognition of land rights as human rights, strengthening the rights of women and IPLCs, increased accountability in the land sector with stronger use of data and technology, and due diligence and grievance mechanisms at local, national and international levels.
The bad news is...
However, the 2018–2022 period has also been marked by setbacks for land rights, strongly accentuated by global crises such as climate change, widening inequalities and the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises are accelerating pressures on land and driving unsustainable use of land and natural resources, along with land conflict and an intensification in the criminalisation of land, indigenous and environmental defenders, exposing even further land fractures and rural disenchantment, particularly for youth.
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2018-22 Trends in Land Governance
From Dakar to Bandung: changes in land governance since 2015
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