IASS becomes a GLTN partner

iass_logo_largeOn 3 March 2014, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability (IASS) became GLTN’s 63rd partner.

IASS promotes, at international level, interdisciplinary science and research for global sustainability, particularly in the areas of climate change, the earth system and development of new technologies.

The overall purpose of joining GLTN is to collaborate on opportunities to address issues of land tenure and access to land and fertile soils.
IASS intends to contribute to GLTN, among other things, through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools and include, inter alia, the following specific areas of collaboration:

  • Facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogues and sharing of good practices on the topics of poverty alleviation, land tenure and access to land through the lASS Global Soil Week platform (www.qlobalsoilweek.org).
  • The development of land-related targets and indicators for global sustainable development agendas, more specifically, for the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as well as the subsequent monitoring of their implementation.

Given the importance of soil and land resources, the expertise and position of IASS and the work carried out by lASS’s Global Soil Forum is expected to provide a great added value to GLTN. lASS is committed to work to improve land governance and tenure security for all, particularly for the poor, women and other vulnerable groups through the development and implementation of pro-poor land tools.

For more information about IASS, please visit their website on http://www.iass-potsdam.de/institute