Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change

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Presentation by WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer WRI/Resources and Rights Initiative (RRI) release of the report "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change" at NPR in Washington, DC on July 24, 2014.

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Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change

  1. 1. ANDREW STEER, PRESIDENT & CEO, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE, JULY 24, 2014 SECURING RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change: A Report by WRI and RRI
  2. 2. WITH THANKS TO And other partners
  3. 3. CLIMATE CHANGE IS UPON US Image: Wikimedia
  4. 4. PATHWAY TO PARIS Sept 2014: UN Secretary General Summit Dec 2014: Lima Climate Summit Mar 2015: Country Submissions Dec 2015: Paris Climate Summit Image: switchboard.nrdc.org
  5. 5. THE BRUTAL ARITHMETIC: WORLD’S CARBON BUDGET TO BE SPENT IN THREE DECADES
  6. 6. COMBATING DEFORESTATION ESSENTIAL TO CLIMATE CHANGE 11% of CO2 from deforestation and other land uses Image: Aulia Erlangga, CIFOR
  7. 7. COMBATING DEFORESTATION ESSENTIAL TO CLIMATE CHANGE 50 soccer fields lost per minute
  8. 8. COMMUNITIES HOLD THE KEY TO PROTECTING THE FORESTS
  9. 9. SECURING RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE: A WRI & RRI REPORT
  10. 10. OUR FINDINGS
  11. 11. OUR FINDINGS: RIGHTS ARE A SOLUTION
  12. 12. BRAZIL’S PROTECTED CARBON
  13. 13. MAPPING COMMUNITY FORESTS WITH GLOBAL FOREST WATCH
  14. 14. SUCCESSFUL FOREST RESTORATION IN NIGER 30 million tonnes of carbon
  15. 15. WHY ARE COMMUNITIES BETTER AT PROTECTING THE FOREST?
  16. 16. SO… WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? COMMUNITY RIGHTS GO UNRECOGNIZED AND UNENFORCED
  17. 17. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? NO RECOGNITION
  18. 18. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? NO ENFORCEMENT Papua New Guinea: 4 million ha community lands leased to companies Image: Marufish
  19. 19. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto
  20. 20. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto
  21. 21. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto
  22. 22. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto
  23. 23. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto
  24. 24. A CALL TO ACTION Securing community forest rights is a climate solution. Image: Ryan Woo, CIFOR

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