The following is a complete list of RRI publications.

For questions regarding a specific publication, email us at mqureshi@rightsandresources.org.

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Forest Land Acquisition by Stora Enso in South China: Status, Issues, and Recommendations

Forest Land Acquisition by Stora Enso in South China: Status, Issues, and Recommendations

April 16, 2014

This report – a follow-up to our 2010 investigation on Stora Enso’s land acquisition in China, which revealed violations of forest farmers’ property rights – assesses the company’s efforts to address rights infringements identified in 2010.

Prepared with Landesa, the report identifies several corrective actions taken by Stora Enso to remedy the situation, including suspending further acquisition of collective forest land, making corrections to 35 percent of its existing contracts, and launching an internal screening and correction process for existing contracts. Despite these measures, however, a number of legal and operational flaws in these corrective actions were found and many issues remain unresolved.

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What Future for Reform?

Quelles Perspectives D'Avenir Pour La Réforme Fonciére?

¿Qué Futuro le Aguarda a la Reforma de la Tenencia Forestal?

What Future for Reform?

Author/Org: Rights and Resources Initiative

March 26, 2014

Who owns the world’s forests, and who decides on their governance? The answers to these questions are still deeply contested. To many Indigenous Peoples and local communities who have lived in and around forests for generations, the forests belong to them, under locally defined systems of customary tenure. In most countries, however, governments have claimed ownership of much of the forest estate through historical processes of expropriation, and those claims have been formalized in statutory laws. While governments are increasingly recognizing local ownership and control of forests, forest tenure arrangements remain in dispute or unclear in many places, including low, middle, and high income countries.

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Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities, the Carbon Trade, and REDD+ Investments

État des lieux des droits sur le carbone forestier et implications pour les communautés, le marché du carbone et les investissements REDD+

Estado de los derechos de carbono forestal y sus implicaciones para las comunidades, el mercado de carbono y las inversiones en REDD+

Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities, the Carbon Trade, and REDD+ Investments

March 19, 2014

The Warsaw Framework on REDD+ adopted by Parties to the UNFCCC in November 2013 paves the way for payments to flow to developing countries for carbon emissions reductions from forests. The new framework encourages countries to set up a national entity or designated focal point for REDD+, which will be eligible to receive financing to implement REDD+ activities and strategies. The climate community has generally welcomed this decision as a landmark achievement, although there has been some criticism regarding the lack of a mechanism to implement social and environmental safeguards to protect the rights of local peoples.

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Lots of Words, Little Action

Statu Quo

Muchas palabras, poca acción

Lots of Words, Little Action

February 5, 2014

The annual review of the state of rights and resources 2013-2014.

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