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Presentation by WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer WRI/Resources and Rights Initiative (RRI) release of the report "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change" at NPR in Washington, DC on July 24, 2014.

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ANDREW STEER, PRESIDENT & CEO, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE, JULY 24, 2014

SECURING RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGEHow Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change: A Report by WRI and RRI

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WITH THANKS TO

And other partners

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS UPON US

Image: Wikimedia

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PATHWAY TO PARIS

Sept 2014: UN Secretary General SummitDec 2014: Lima Climate SummitMar 2015: Country SubmissionsDec 2015: Paris Climate Summit

Image: switchboard.nrdc.org

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THE BRUTAL ARITHMETIC: WORLD’S CARBON BUDGET TO BE SPENT IN THREE DECADES

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COMBATING DEFORESTATION ESSENTIAL TO CLIMATE CHANGE

11% of CO2 from deforestation and other land uses

Image: Aulia Erlangga, CIFOR

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COMBATING DEFORESTATION ESSENTIAL TO CLIMATE CHANGE

50 soccer fields lost per minute

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COMMUNITIES HOLD THE KEY TO PROTECTING THE FORESTS

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SECURING RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE: A WRI & RRI REPORT

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OUR FINDINGS

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OUR FINDINGS: RIGHTS ARE A SOLUTION

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BRAZIL’S PROTECTED CARBON

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MAPPING COMMUNITY FORESTS WITH GLOBAL FOREST WATCH

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SUCCESSFUL FOREST RESTORATION IN NIGER

30 million tonnes of carbon

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WHY ARE COMMUNITIES BETTER AT PROTECTING THE FOREST?

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SO… WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?COMMUNITY RIGHTS GO UNRECOGNIZED AND UNENFORCED

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WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? NO RECOGNITION

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WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? NO ENFORCEMENT

Papua New Guinea:

4 million ha community lands leased to companies

Image: Marufish

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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

Image: Istockphoto

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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

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A CALL TO ACTION

Securing community forest rights

is a climate solution.

Image: Ryan Woo, CIFOR

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