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Here’s How Cameroon Can Achieve Land Contract Transparency

A new law promises to remove the shroud of secrecy that has hovered over contracts and concessions the government has signed with natural resource investors.

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Transparency and Community Empowerment around Land Investments in Cameroon

Samuel Nguiffo, founder of Cameroon’s Centre for Environment and Development, explains how he uses OpenLandContracts.org, a unique tool created by the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment.

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Justine Sylvester on Land Contract Transparency and OpenLandContracts.org

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment speaks with Justine Sylvester of Village Focus International about land contract transparency in Laos and OpenLandContracts.org, a repository of publicly available investor-state contracts for large-scale land-based investments.

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture will be held at Columbia University in New York City from July 12-21, 2017. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 31, 2017.

Land, Resource Investments and Climate Change: 3 Key Takeaways

Any discussion on climate change and sustainable investment in natural resources must grapple with land—a complicated yet crucial component of the search for equitable climate change solutions.

Navigating Governments’ Obligations in the Context of Land Investments

How should governments address the concerns of their citizens tied to land investments? And do their legal obligations constrain their options for doing so? These are increasingly complicated, and pressing, questions.

by |March 16, 2016