2021 was a year of big promises concerning tenure rights. At COP26, an unprecedented 1.7 billion dollar pledge was made in support of ancestral community land rights, aiming to place IPLCs rights central to global policy-making and discourse. The questions remain; when and how funding will reach communities and how it will be used effectively.
This first webinar of the 2022 Land Dialogues series brings forth reflections and discussions concerning this and other current events revolving around land rights. Rises in geopolitical tensions seen this year have left the world scrambling to find ways to wean itself off of a heavy reliance on Russian gas and the reality of a post-pandemic world. The worry amongst many in the climate change community is that, if not handled properly, the world’s response to the energy crisis will threaten the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact and its subsequent global targets.