From April 23 to May 15 2009, the Global Land Tool Network is animating an internet forum on the following topic: Land, Environment and Climate Change: Challenges, Priority Issues and Tools.
Why: The discussion aims at further enriching the background paper that provides an overview of the relationship between land tenure, land management approaches and the environment (including climate change related issues). The focus is on the linkages between land and the environment moving from a scientific framework to a country level implementation framework and to what implications this has in urban and rural areas.
Background document: A background document is provided to guide the contributions. More importantly, the document outlines potential issues, research topics and tools to be discussed and prioritised. All participants and contributors are urged to read and familiarise themselves with the background document. The outcome of the discussion will be shared with all contributors who will also receive the copy of the main and enriched report. We anticipate a vibrant contribution to this endeavour. We are very much looking forward to your ideas to enrich it and formulate concrete recommendations.
How to participate: log on to www.gltn.net/forum , register and you are ready to go. Contributions are accepted from 23 April 2009 up to 15 May 2009. Once registered, you can take full advantage of this opportunity to share your views, knowledge, practices and experiences on the land and environment nexus.
Two moderators are assigned for the two week exchange: Stein Holden, Professor in Department of Economics and Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås, Norway and (2) Dr Remy Sietchiping from the Global Land Tool Network at UN-HABITAT.
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