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