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Nature Crime: Understanding and Tackling a Key Threat to the Climate and Land Use Agenda


The Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), with the support of Meridian Institute, is exploring the integration of climate and land use with justice, equity, health, and economic recovery through Climate and Forests 2030: Resources for Funders. This focus is intended to inspire innovation and investment in integrated work on forests, rights, and sustainable land use and will inform a new strategic plan for CLUA for the period 2021 to 2030.

To inform the thinking, CLUA commissioned a series of “thought pieces” to provide diverse inputs into developing a more integrated approach for forests and land use. These are meant to stimulate discussion and debate and are not intended to reflect the views of CLUA, its member foundations, or Meridian Institute. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors: Charles Victor Barber (World Resources Institute), Karen Winfield (Conservation Analytics), and Rachael Petersen (Earthrise Services Consulting). They have been informed by commentary and input by a range of experts.

The authors would like to thank the expert reviewers Jessica Graham, President, JG Global Advisory (USA); Fiachra Kearney, Chief Executive Officer, Forever Wild (Australia); Chen Hin Keong, Senior Advisor, Forest, Governance and Trade, TRAFFIC (Malaysia); Mas Achmad Santosa, Chief Executive Officer, Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative (Indonesia); and John Scanlon, Chair, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (Switzerland). The authors would also like to extend their thanks to Yasmina Aspinall, McGill University Faculty of Law/World Resources Institute (Canada) and Scott Hajost, Senior Wildlife Policy Advisor, National Whistleblower Center (USA) for their invaluable comments.

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