Protecting tropical forests means protecting the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and front-line defenders who are finding that their land and ways of life are under threat from unchecked agribusiness expansion.
And support for rural women and human rights defenders will be vital to make the peace process successful.
A new public commitment by Shell may mark a shift in companies' adoption of free, prior, and informed consent.
Colombia's peaceful future hinges greatly on how the country deals with one issue: land.
Inequality in access to land and rural development need to be addressed if Colombia is to achieve lasting peace.
Coca-Cola publishes first studies on land rights risks and impacts in its sugar cane sourcing from Guatemala and Colombia.