10 - 11 October, 2023
Land tenure security plays a crucial role in the livelihoods of vulnerable populations across the global South, but also in their resilience to climate change. While much public attention has been paid to climate disasters over the last 10 years and their connection with various human activities that generate CO2, there has been far less debate about how land tenure security impacts on people’s choices about land use and their ability to cope with climate change.
This debate is particularly important in Asia and the Pacific region, which hosts six of the top ten countries most hit by natural disasters between 2006 and 2015, including China, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal. What more, those without land tenure security are often left out of climate change discussions.
To address this important issue, the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) and the Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD) are jointly organizing a conference on “Mainstreaming land rights in the narrative of climate change -- views from the ground”. The hybrid conference (in-person and virtual) will showcase how different countries in the region are addressing land issues in the frame of climate action and, thus, will seek to create a greater understanding of the importance of land tenure rights in the climate change discourse and agenda.
The event is being organized in partnership with the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the Land Portal Foundation in the context of the Collective Action on Land Tenure and Climate Change.
The event is in person with limited online participation.
If your organization is a stakeholder in Bangladesh with a special interest in the topic, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.