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Lorenzo is also a visiting professor at Strathclyde Law School, and a visiting research fellow at Warwick Law School’s Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy

16 Mar 2020  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Law
International standards can help businesses fill gaps in national law, but addressing issues at scale requires systemic governance reform
22 Mar 2019  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Law
Ahead of the World Bank conference on land and poverty, Lorenzo Cotula and Brendan Schwartz discuss how development finance institutions can better address land rights issues
07 Dec 2018  |  Economics, Governance, Law
An ongoing multilateral process could provide a unique opportunity to reform a contentious area of global economic governance – but only if it properly identifies the key problems
28 Mar 2018  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Law, Natural resource management
In the face of rapid changes, how can people in low- and middle-income countries ensure they get the best deal to protect their land?
30 Jan 2018  |  Economics
Public-private partnerships are emerging as important vehicles for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Their legal and financial implications must be carefully considered
14 Nov 2017  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Law, Natural resource management
If you missed the recent policy forum on legal empowerment, fear not: here Lorenzo Cotula recaps on what characterises IIED's approach and shares his top three lessons learned
16 Oct 2017  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Law
Lorenzo Cotula discusses how international investment treaties could promote more responsible investment and argues that, while some innovative practices are emerging, there is still much...
25 May 2016  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Natural resource management
The commodity slump has cooled the global land rush. But land rights are still under pressure, requiring action at local to global levels
17 Feb 2016  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Law, Natural resource management
New research examining the geographical coverage of international investment treaties raises concern about how they might affect public action to address 'land grabbing'
20 Oct 2015  |  Land acquisitions and rights, Law, Natural resource management
Many land deals are still kept secret. Will a new online resource change the game?

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