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Post COP26 Reflections: A Focus on Opportunities for Customary Land Rights
19th May 2022 15:00
19th May 2022 16:30
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Organisers: The Tenure Facility, Land Portal Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation

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2021 was a year of big promises concerning tenure rights. At COP26, an unprecedented 1.7 billion dollars was pledged in support of ancestral community land rights, aiming to place IPLCs rights central to global policy-making and discourse. The questions remain; when and how funding will reach communities and how it will be used effectively.

In 2022 we remain in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, increasingly violent weather events connected to the changing climate, and global security tensions due to war and conflict. Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) are among the most vulnerable and are both directly and indirectly hard-hit by these events. In this second series of the Land Dialogues webinars, we begin by reflecting on the current global status of land rights, and the challenges, issues and opportunities these communities face now and in the near future. 

This first webinar of the 2022 Land Dialogues series brings forth reflections and discussions concerning this and other current events revolving around land rights. Rises in geopolitical tensions seen this year have left the world scrambling to find ways to wean itself off of a heavy reliance on Russian gas and the reality of a post-pandemic world.  The worry amongst many in the climate change community is that, if not handled properly, the world’s response to the energy crisis will threaten the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact and its subsequent global targets. 

Language of the event: Simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.