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RELEASE: Secure Land Rights in Amazon Brings Billions in Economic and Climate Benefits, Says New WRI Report

by Christin VanZant last modified Oct 21, 2016 03:48 PM
Contributors: World Resources Institute
Analysis of Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia finds land rights for indigenous communities key to sustainable economic development, slowing deforestation and curbing climate change.

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WASHINGTON (October 7, 2016)—A report from the World Resources Institute offers new evidence that the modest investments needed to secure land rights for Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon will generate billions of dollars in returns—economically, socially and environmentally—for governments, investors and communities. The report Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs: The Economic Case for Securing Indigenous Land Rights quantifies the economic value of securing land rights for the Indigenous communities who live in and protect forests, with a focus on Colombia, Brazil, and Bolivia, and implications for the rest of the world.

 

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