Good Governance of land and natural resources : Balancing local and global interests

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This report presents the results of a seminar on ‘good governance of land and natural resources; balancing local and global interests’. Three case studies were presented on large-scale land acquisitions, biofuels – fuelling development in Brazil and governance of the mineral sector in Eastern DRC. Participants identified 6 important challenges for improving land and natural resource governance and concluded that: more research and information sharing is needed; collaborative voluntary and legally binding initiatives are needed at international level to balance local and global interests; accountability arrangements need to be set up that enable stakeholders to hold each other accountable; capacity building of all actors is needed and that each actor has its own contributions to make to good governance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • resource management
  • natural resources
  • resource utilization
  • land use
  • economic development
  • regional development
  • case studies
  • biobased economy

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