Land along with other natural resources are the very basis of life for communities worldwide, who are at the same time the best guardians of those ecosystems. However, corporate control over land and natural resources has triggered a new wave of land grabs, speculation, and land concentration, leading to massive dispossession and ecosystem destruction. In the face of the multiple interconnected crises that are affecting millions worldwide, equitable distribution of land needs to be at the center of public and climate policies.
The publication of this Land Struggles Series aims to bring the right to land back to the political agenda. The case studies on this website showcase people’s struggles for their lands, fisheries and forests, and underline the international and national mechanisms and strategies that can be used to defend the right to land. Finally, they illustrate how realizing the right to land is a core part of achieving today’s most pressing larger systemic transformation.