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Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Protecting Forests: Podcast with RFF Fellow Allen Blackman

Apr 3, 2017 | Peter Nelson, Allen Blackman
RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman

In this new podcast, RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman sits down to talk about the granting of titles to indigenous communities in Latin American countries to take over the control of their local forests.

New evidence indicates that titling could have an important role to play in global efforts to slow climate change. Tropical deforestation and disturbance are a leading source of global greenhouse gas emissions, contributing about the same share as the transportation sector. And indigenous and other local communities now control a large share of the world’s forests.

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