The panel will give practical insights into the implementation of global climate change mitigation and adaptation instruments in effectively supporting national-level interventions and coordination in the context of land tenure issues.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s (2030 Agenda) efforts to link sustainable development, land and climate change have yielded most results in contexts where the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides funding and technical support to developing countries. Targets related to climate change are intrinsically interrelated to land, yet often adaptation responses present complex political realities, particularly in unstable contexts where power, politics and lack of coordination shape adaptation outcomes. This roundtable seeks to investigate the challenges faced when tenure security activities are pursued in support of the effective implementation of climate adaptation interventions.
A particular focus will be placed on how to deal with multi-level, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder issues. It will bring together a variety of different actors with different institutional backgrounds, working in the land sector and presently dealing with the effective implementation of climate change mitigation initiatives. The panel will give practical insights into the implementation of global climate change mitigation and adaptation instruments in effectively supporting national-level interventions and coordination in the context of land tenure issues. To this end, three presentation , totalling seven case studies aim to put the global instruments into perspective by sharing lessons learned from the field, with a focus on the impact of land institutional settings for local communities, and the role played by multi-stakeholders approaches to support inclusive land policy dialogue and reform in different countries.
This parallel session is organised in the framework of LANDac online encounter 2020. Click here to see the programme and register..
- People-Centred Land Governance for Climate Change mitigation and adaptation – This paper will position secure land tenure and people- centred land governance as key imperatives in climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. Framed on the above premise, the paper will convey a set of advocacy messages on why and how to integrate secure land tenure and people-centred land governance into the debate on climate change adaptation and effective mitigation - Buhle Nxumalo, Rukshana Nanayakkara, Ward Anseeuw (ILC);
- Working to De-Silo Efforts to Promote Land Rights and Mitigate Climate Change in Myanmar: By presenting three practical and empirical cases (setting up multi-stakeholder/multi-sectoral programs; support to multi-level governance structures; community forest management), this paper discusses the motivation and challenges encountered to link pro-poor land reform with a climate change agenda in Myanmar - Christine Anderson, Gina Alvarado, Mark West (Landesa)
- IFAD-ILC Strategic Partnership: guiding investment through a framework linking tenure security and climate change adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa: a joint initiative conducted by Natural Justice, the International Land Coalition (ILC) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) from June 2019 to May 2020 in four sub-Saharan countries: Malawi, Madagascar, and Cameroon . The overall objective of this joint initiative was to demonstrate the correlation between secure tenure rights and ability, and the likelihood to uptake climate change adaptation actions, with a strong focus on consultative processes supported by multi-stakeholder platforms and dialogue with strategic stakeholders to foster collaboration - Jimmy Gaudin (ILC/IFAD); Robert Kibugi (Natural Justice)
- Climate change mitigation and LSLAs: the role of land-related institutional settings for local communities: The paper explores the main determinants of ‘green’ investments, in particular Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, and the influence of land-related institutional settings in enabling local and indigenous communities to benefit from the ‘green’ occurrence of these investment - Sara Balestri (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Milan, Italy).