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As indigenous peoples’ land and territorial rights are under threat, the International Land Coalition, the Global Land Programme, and partner groups that take a people-centered land governance approach are committed to their recognition and protection. This brief refers to Commitment Five, to: Respect and protect the inherent land and territorial rights of indigenous peoples, as set out in ILO Convention 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including by recognizing that respect for indigenous knowledge and cultures contributes to sustainable and equitable development and proper management of the environment. It is based on the research of CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research, a member of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR), and an ILC member. You can download the brief in high resolution (6.3 MB) or low resolution (< 1 MB) and download the endnotes.
Perspective: A new focus for ecological restoration: management of degraded forest remnants in fragmented landscapes;
Articles: Exploring the future land use-biodiversity-climate nexus in East Africa; Land-use and land-cover change in a global biodiversity conservation priority; Threats to the Southwest Australian Biodiversity Hotspot; Natural riches of Amazonia, deforestation and its consequences, Historical ecology perspectives of change at Amboseli, Kenya; Environmental change and Water Ecosystem Services in the Bolivian Amazon Lowlands; Spatio-temporal patterns of forest recovery on abandoned arable land; Land cover change and its implication for the sustainable management of West African water resources; How sustainable is the land footprint of nations?; Research into Bio-Energy Change and Sustainable Land Use in the New Millennium; Side effects of green technologies; Remote sensing applications for assessing water-related risks and its interdependencies with land cover change and biodiversity in southern Africa; Territorial approaches to enhance biodiversity in rural Europe; Global mangrove mapping; The Risk of Protection
Perspective: Inter-disciplinarity, human-environment interactions and the all-sidedness of man; Articles: Urban experiences from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network; RegioPower - an online platform for interactive tools for participatory landscape assessment and planning; Co-innovation for water management in New Zealand; Climate related risks (droughts and floods) on agriculture: awareness on building resilience and increasing mitigation in Cote d'Ivoire; GeoBolivia, the public geographic data portal of the Plurnational State of Bolivia: a tool for the co-production of spatially explicit knowledge; The co-production of ecosystem service knowledge: experiences from large inter- and transdisciplinary projects; A legal tool for participatory methods in land systems science: the Thai model of Health Impact Assessment and the consideration of zoonotic diseases concerns into policies; Lessons for REDD+ from complex mosaic landscapes; Tools for co-creation of new knowledge for transformation to sustainable urban landscapes; Transition to sustainability: are participatory multi-scale scenarios a useful tool?
Perspective: Globalization and land use in Latin America; Articles: Using the planet; Coping with a land-grab world: lessons from Laos; Challenges for land-system modeling in the domain of food, bioenergy and water; Can UNESCO Biosphere Reserves bridge the apparant gap between land sharing and land sparing?; Science-policy dialogue for managing land use change: bridges and barriers; Geospatial technologies, indigenous institutions and sustaniable land governance in developing countries; Tree cover transitions in tropical landscapes: hypotheses and cross-continental synthesis; REDD-PAC: modeling land-use at global and national scales to support REDD+ policies; Monitoring global and local land transformations: how can remote sensing and GIS help?; Global Geo-Referenced Field Photo Library; Globalizing our understanding of land-use change; GeoDMA: a toolbox integrating data mining with object-based and multi-temporal analysis of satellite remotely sensed imagery
Perspective: Inter-disciplinarity, human-environment interactions and the all-sidedness of man; Articles: Large-scale land acquisitions in the 'Global South': creating evidence on a global level; Geo-Wiki: a tool for crowdsourcing land cover; GEOSHARE: Geospatial Open Source Hosting of Agriculture, Resource & Environmental data for discovery and decision making; The Biodiversity Multi-SOurce Monitoring System: from space to species (BIO_SOS) project; Global forst cover change mapping at Landsat resolution; Event report: Post-socialist land use between abandonment and land grabbing; Overview of multidisciplinary ENVRIOMIS conferences; Spatial land use modeling: simulating decisions and their condequences for climate, carbon, and water; Research notes: Democracy in the woods: the politics of forest property rights
Articles: The GLOBE Project: accelerating global synthesis of local studies in land change science; Analyzing land use transitions: how the HANPP framework can help to advance our understanding of changes in land use intensification; Carbon hotspots in cities can ameliorate carbon loss due to urban sprawl; Carbon markets as a driver for multiple ecosystem service and economic benefits; Land systems after socio-economic disturbances: the collapse of the Soviet Union versus Chernobyl; How collaborative research programmes will support policies in a better way; Land use transition in South America: framing the present, preparing for a sustainable future; LuccME-TerraME: an open-source framework for spatially explicit land use change modelling; Risk, vulnerability and adaptation capacity: a reflection about the non-reducibility of social and bio-physical vulnerability; Project URBISAmazonia: what is the nature of the urban phenomenon in the contemporary Amazonia?; Infrastructure, institutions and land cover change: a comparative analysis in the Southwestern Amazon; Linking models of human behaviour and decision making processes with land system models
Articles: Community building, priority setting, scientific exchange - the GLP 2010 Open Science Meeting: ‘Land Systems, Global Change and Sustainability’; Feeding and fuelling the world 2050 - a new perspective on the food versus fuel debate; Collaborators welcome - Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project; Representation and mapping of ecosystem goods and services; Dynamics, Metrics, Services and Scenarios for Eco systems in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota, USA; Challenge of International Long-Term Ecological Research network (ILTER) for Socio-Ecological Land Sciences; Long Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) across Temporal and Spatial Scales; The GLP mindset in action: New EU-FP7 project VOLANTE develops visions for future land use transitions in Europe; Spatial Land Use Change and Ecological Effects at the Rural-Urban Interface - SLUCE; Proambiente: Initial Lessons From an Environmental Service Program in the Brazilian Amazon; Economic globalization as a dominant cause of land change; Restoring forests at home can lead to deforestation abroad; Connecting scaling and governance in policy making; Spatial patterns and driving forces of land use change in China during the early 21st century; Dramatic agricultural land use change in Eastern Inner Mongolia, China: Responses and implications to ecological restoration projects; GLP and CCAFS: Potential for cooperation between scientific communities
Shifting cultivation/Forest-agriculture frontiers - Articles: Integrating Traditional and Scientific Knowledge of Forest Regeneration in Swidden Cultivation Systems of Northern Thailand for Tropical Forest Restoration; Landscapes of Poverty and Environment in Lao PDR; Farmer gone Fish’n? Swidden Decline and the Rise of Grouper Fishing on Palawan Island, the Philippines; Land-use/land-cover change in the Atlantic Rainforest (Brazil) - The historical ecology of the Quilombola shifting cultivation system; Environmental Dimensions of the Agrarian Transition in the Uplands of the Lao PDR; The Expansion of Rubber and its Implications for Water and Carbon Dynamics in Mainland Southeast Asia; What do we really know about shifting cultivation and carbon storage?; Additional articles: Global HANPP - Processes, Trajectories and Application; Linking Satellite Images with Local Attitudes - Evidence from Buffer Zone Management in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Dry lands - Articles: Wind erosion and ecosystem consequences following vegetation removal in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland; Climate, land-use/land-cover change and institutional response: A multi-scalar approach to human-environment interactions in southern Africa; The Grass is Greener in the Sahel - The View from Lund; Modelling land-use and land-cover change and the impact on water resources in northern Mongolia; Al Jabal Al Akhdar Initiative – Conservation and Sustainable Development in a fragile arid mountain ecosystem in northern Oman; Additional articles: Integrated assessment of carbon in Austria 1830-2000 reveals strong feedbacks between socioeconomic and ecological drivers; The potential of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to study land dynamics; Could carbon buy food? The stakes of mitigation versus adaptation to climate change in African Countries
GLP Endorsed Projects - Articles: A downward spiral following deforestation in the southern Yucatan; Impacts of rangeland development on plant functional diversity, ecosystem processes and services, and resilience; Effects of climate change on the soil erosion risk in alpine areas; Sustainability Impact Assessment Tools for Environ - mental, Social and Economic Effects of Multifunctional Land Use in European Regions (SENSOR); Mind the long-term information gaps on changing human-environment systems: Options for optimized cooperation; Additional articles: Fertilizer use in Indian agriculture; Linking land-use change, land manager behaviour, and ecological change through agent-based land market models; Japan Long-term Ecological Research Network (JaLTER) toward integrated interdisciplinary analysis of ecosystem services with human-environment linkage
GLP news summary, New Faces, IPO networking activities, GLP network and database; IPO Report back: Sapporo workshop, NASA LCLUC science team meeting, MEESPI summit; Endorsed Projects overview and detailed introduction
Foreword; International Project Office; Website; Endorsement of Projects; Nodal Offices; Upcoming Meetings