With immense historical injustices and significant challenges around forest rights and tenure for forest peoples, an incredible amount of work needs to be done to address these challenges. In this context, a new report entitled ‘Turning Point: What Future for Forest Peoples and Resources in the Emerging World Order?’ has been released by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
According to the abstract, the report ‘takes stock of the current status of forest rights and tenure globally, assesses the key issues and events of 2011 that shape possibilities to improve local rights and livelihoods, and identifies key questions and challenges that the world will face in 2012 and beyond.’
A recent illuminating interview with Jeffrey Hatcher, Director of Global Programs at RRI, ‘commenting on the large-scale creation of indigenous territories in Brazil, and the role of indigenous peoples in forest conservation, also highlighting the Brazilian experience.’
Read the full RRI report here. Read the full transcript of the interview with Mr Hatcher here.