This is a summary of an event held on 3-4 May at Chatham House convened by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and the Chatham House Energy, Environment and Resource Governance (EERG) team.
The event aimed to:
1) to better inform our understanding of the local and global forces shaping land, forest and natural resource ownership, use, governance and development over the next two decades;
2) to explore the implications of these forces on rights and development in rural and forest areas of the developing world, and on the broader political economy;
3) to share experiences and strategies which may help improve local regimes around these issues, as well as global policy and legal frameworks.