Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Norway supports new indigenous rights centre, but restricts funding to projects in India

The world’s first centre for promoting indigenous people’s land and forest rights is balancing the interests of its major donors. Sweden’s focus is rights. Norway’s is carbon. One result is that Norway supports the centre’s work on promoting tenure in countries like Colombia and Indonesia, but restricts the use of Norwegian money for projects in India, Burkina Faso and Mali.

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