November 2008-  Announcement of a publication

Climate change and land tenure

The implications of climate change for land tenure and land policy

Land Tenure Working Paper 2

by Julian Quan
with Nat Dyer
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
and Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

This document analyzes the implications for land tenure and land policy of climate change. It assesses the implications of ongoing anthropogenic climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions for land tenure and the role that land policy can play in climate change adaptation planning in the developing world; it also sets out a simple framework for tracing the linkages between climate change, impacts on land use systems, and the land tenure implications, including those which result from adaptation and mitigation responses to global warming.

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