Prevent land grabbing: Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Land Tenure
At the Global Land Forum in Antigua, Guatemala, the International Land Coalition reported about the observed increasing levels of land grabbing and land concentration that are embedded in wider political and economic choices, including poorly regulated investment frameworks and poor governance that do not respond to the needs of rural communities, undermine democratic processes, create unhealthy environments and unequal societies, and perpetuate poverty and hunger.
To avoid negative effects like land grabbing, Impact Investing for Sustainable Forestry (IISF) requires strict guidelines for responsible governance of land tenure rights.
Michael Green is Vancouver-based wood architect with his own architecture and interior design studio. He created a tall wooden tower for Vancouver along with an instruction manual for building wooden skyscrapers. Learn more
This definition of “Impact Investing for Sustainable Forestry” is a first approach to formulate a vision of a strong sustainable forestry and an ethically responsible practice of investing in forestry. The definition is not complete, neither right nor false. It is a starting point for a journey on the trails of sustainability in forestry. The way is dynamic and should be discussed critically. We welcome every contribution and an active participation to further develop this definition and vision towards reality.