Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change

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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 CHANGE How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change: A Report by WRI and RRI WITH THANKS TO And other partners CLIMATE CHANGE IS UPON US Image: Wikimedia PATHWAY TO PARIS Sept 2014: UN Secretary General Summit Dec 2014: Lima Climate Summit Mar 2015: Country Submissions Dec 2015: Paris Climate Summit Image: switchboard.nrdc.org THE BRUTAL ARITHMETIC: WORLDS CARBON BUDGET TO BE SPENT IN THREE DECADES COMBATING DEFORESTATION ESSENTIAL TO CLIMATE CHANGE 11% of CO2 from deforestation and other land uses Image: Aulia Erlangga, CIFOR COMBATING DEFORESTATION ESSENTIAL TO CLIMATE CHANGE 50 soccer fields lost per minute COMMUNITIES HOLD THE KEY TO PROTECTING THE FORESTS SECURING RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE: A WRI & RRI REPORT OUR FINDINGS OUR FINDINGS: RIGHTS ARE A SOLUTION BRAZILS PROTECTED CARBON MAPPING COMMUNITY FORESTS WITH GLOBAL FOREST WATCH SUCCESSFUL FOREST RESTORATION IN NIGER 30 million tonnes of carbon WHY ARE COMMUNITIES BETTER AT PROTECTING THE FOREST? SO WHATS THE PROBLEM? COMMUNITY RIGHTS GO UNRECOGNIZED AND UNENFORCED WHATS THE PROBLEM? NO RECOGNITION WHATS THE PROBLEM? NO ENFORCEMENT Papua New Guinea: 4 million ha community lands leased to companies Image: Marufish OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS Image: Istockphoto A CALL TO ACTION Securing community forest rights is a climate solution. Image: Ryan Woo, CIFOR