A whopping 22% of land-bound carbon is sequestered by tropical forests which are owned and stewarded by indigenous peoples.

The UN’s top climate science body says land tenure of Indigenous and traditional landholders is key to slowing the climate crisis — but those groups in Colombia warn they can’t protect the forests if they can’t protect themselves.

GlobalPost, Public Radio International
August 09, 2019 · 4:45 PM EDT
By Andrew J. Wight

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