The ground beneath their feet: land rights and climate justice

September 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Though the climate crisis is a global issue, its consequences have been a huge driver of inequalities. Urgent action is required not only to protect our future, but also to support vulnerable countries in dealing with the extensive damage that has already been wrought. Some of the solutions proposed, however (esp. technofixes such as geo-engineering), may be making matters worse. Indigenous peoples and other local communities play a crucial role in safeguarding more than half the world’s land, including much of its forests – yet their rights as custodians of the land are too often ignored, contested, or violently denied.

Securing indigenous and community land rights is key to protecting biodiversity, sustainable food production, and traditional knowledge.  How do we get there?

Join international campaigners and NGOs (incl. projects supported by Oxfam and Christian Aid) for an interactive event exploring the paths towards land rights that favour people and planet over profit and power.

This event will have live captions for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. Please contact with any questions about access for this event.