205. Securing rights to secure nature-based solutions to climate change: 10:15am – 11:15am

Event time: 10:15am — 11:15am
Location: Pershing Hub, Convene, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer:Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Indigenous People’s Major Group (IPMG), The Tenure Facility

Research shows that lands managed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities with secure rights experience lower rates of deforestation, store more carbon, hold more biodiversity, and benefit more people than lands managed by either public or private entities. Yet Indigenous Peoples and local communities—2.5 billion people—customarily manage over 50% of the global land mass, but legally own just 10%. Insecure, contested, and unjust land and forest tenure undermines international efforts to protect, sustainably manage, and restore ecosystems essential to the realization of climate and sustainable development goals.

The latest UN IPCC report confirms that Indigenous Peoples and community land rights are vital to slowing the climate crisis. Panelists will demonstrate that securing community tenure rights is a replicable, scalable, and measurable natural climate solution, sharing evidence of where investing in secure land tenure has had sustainable environmental and social impact and highlighting pathways for scaling-up implementation.

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