With the effects of climate change already being felt from New York City to New Delhi, the fight to keep global forest carbon stocks intact, to improve forest management, and to reforest degraded land is more vital than ever. Too often, trees are worth more cut down than standing.

The Community Land Bill 2014 - An act of Parliament to give effect to Article 63 (5) of the Constitution; to provide for the recognition, protection, management and administration of community land; to establish and define the functions and powers of Community Land Boards and management committees; to provide for the powers of county governments

A debate exists regarding the limits of international law to influence state behaviour. Some attribute these limits to the inability of law to compel states to incorporate norms into domestic legal frameworks. Others maintain that even if institutionalised, the incapacity of states to put those norms into action is where the problem lies.

The aim of this policy brief is to spread the word about forest and farm producer organizations and their increasing role in helping smallholders improve their economic and social well-being while managing their resources sustainably.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation & Others Versus Ahmedabad Green Belt Khedut Mandal & Others dated 09/05/2014 regarding Section 40(3)(jj)(a) of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976 and application of certain statutory provisions of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Rules, 1979.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Gohil Jesangbhai Raysangbhai & Ors. Vs. State Of Gujarat & Others dated 25/02/2014 regarding validity of Section 43 of Bombay Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, 1948 as applicable to the State of Gujarat and Agricultural Lands Act, 1948.

Original Source: http://judis.nic.in/supremecourt/imgs1.aspx?filename=41247

Using data collected from the evaluation of two government land titling interventions in the Indian state of Odisha, this new IFPRI working paper examines key relationships linking land and livelihood strategies.

This Environment and Gender Index 2013 released by IUCN at the UNFCCC COP19 monitors gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena and ranks 72 countries on how they are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning.

India ranked 46th in this first ever 'Environment and Gender Index' released by IUCN at Warsaw COP19. It monitors gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena and ranks 72 countries on how they are translating gender & environment mandates into national planning.

In its fourth year of publication, the State of the Forest Carbon Markets report series offers an un-paralleled, comprehensive view of the financial and technical landscape of the market for forest carbon offsets.

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