Legal & Enforcement


What are legal frameworks like land rights/tenure that can be used to enforce compliance with sustainable practices.

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  • Collective Action & Cooperation

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    • land tenure/rights - Deforestation often takes place in a context where law is not properly enforced. Land rights are unclear or absent. Local authorities get bribed to issue concessions.
      • Example: Brazil. The drastic reduction in deforestation in last decade is primarily the result of satellite monitoring and an effective command and control structure to implement the law. Within this legal framework corporate commitments for deforestation-free supply chains were made possible to be implemented. Civil society and increasingly business working in conjunction with government have been key to these successes.
      • Land Rights 2030 - Realizing secure land rights for women and men through the Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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