Rights and Resources Initiative
Rights and Resources Initiative

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A global coalition of over 150 organizations and their allies committed to advancing local peoples’ land and resource rights, informed and driven by Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant Peoples, and local communities themselves. It believes that securing their rights is critical to averting the climate catastrophe, achieving sustainable development, and respecting human rights.

Themes areas:


    • Resources
    • The Land Writes Blog
    • Press Room
      • The Land Rights Standard – A set of principles “for best practice for recognizing and respecting Indigenous Peoples’, local communities’ and Afro-Descendant Peoples’ land and resource rights in landscape restoration, management, conservation, climate action, and development projects and programs. “
      • Women in Global South Alliance for Tenure and Climate – An alliance “to advance women’s empowerment worldwide by advocating for climate finance to directly reach Indigenous, Afro-descendant, and local community women and girls on the frontlines of climate action and conservation.”

    Work areas:


    Rights and Resources Initiative contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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