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New Friends of the Earth report: World Bank Overseeing Global Land Grab

New Friends of the Earth report: World Bank Overseeing Global Land Grab | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"The World Bank continues to facilitate land-grabbing in poor and developing countries around the world, according to new research released here on Monday."

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African land grabs hinder sustainable development

African land grabs hinder sustainable development | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Sales of forest land to corporations are dispossessing inhabitants and harming ecosystems.

 

Good article in Nature on the effects of land grabs in Africa.

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Land security: the next big sustainability challenge?

Land security: the next big sustainability challenge? | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"As human population continues to grow, and more space is needed to grow the commodities demanded, ‘land’ is quickly becoming the nexus that holds all these trade-offs together and, we believe, will fundamentally challenge the environmental and climate agendas in the next few decades."

 

This new report published by the Earth Security Initiative is a call to action for investors and political leaders to put the land security issue high on the corporate and political agenda.

 

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