Scaling Up Regreening: Six Steps to Success: A Practical Approach to Forest and Landscape Restoration

Authors: Chris Reij and Robert Winterbottom

This report presents a way forward. It reviews successful regreening efforts and describes how innovative farmers are increasing their on-farm tree densities, laying out a path for working with farmers to facilitate and accelerate their regreening practices at scale and identifying barriers that need to be overcome.

REDD+ Academy Learning Journals

The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to announce the launch of the first online version of its successful REDD+ Academy courses and accompanying Learning Journals, making this valuable knowledge resource available to REDD+ policymakers, practitioners and communities worldwide.

New IUFRO Book: Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

As part of a collaborative project – "Inspire, Support and Mobilize Forest and Landscape Restoration" – a group of forest scientists led by IUFRO Research Group 1.06.00 - 'Restoration of degraded sites', undertook an exhaustive review of scientific literature on the subject and an analysis of restoration case studies.

Assessing the ITTO Guidelines for the Restoration, Management and Rehabilitation of Degraded Secondary Tropical Forests

Case studies of Ghana, Indonesia and Mexico
Kathleen Buckingham and Sarah Weber, WRI

Global Forest Change map

Published by Hansen, Potapov, Moore, Hancher et al.

Results from time-series analysis of 654,178 Landsat images in characterizing forest extent and change, 2000–2012.

Ten Principles for a Landscape Approach to Reconciling Agriculture, Conservation, and Other Competing Land Uses

Authors: Sayer. J et al, 2013

Landscape approaches” seek to provide tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. Here we synthesize the current consensus on landscape approaches.

The Bonn Challenge

Authors: GPFLR

At the invitation of the German Government and IUCN, the Bonn Challenge was established at a ministerial roundtable in September 2011 – it calls for restoration of 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020.

The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR)

Authors: GPFLR

This key document of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration presents the goal of the partnership and the need for restoration of forests and landscapes.

Assessing National Potential for Landscape Restoration. A Briefing Note for Decision-Makers

Authors: GPFLR

This briefing note adresses the worldwide opportunities for forest and landscape restoration. The GPFLR and its partners are developing a methodology and tools to help you identify where degraded lands are located in your country, estimate their extent, and what benefits their restoration could bring, to whom, and at what cost. Two pilot experiences in Ghana and Mexico are presented.

From Climate-Smart Agriculture to Climate-Smart Landscapes

Authors: Sara J Scherr, Seth Shames and Rachel Friedman

For agricultural systems to achieve climate-smart objectives, including improved food security and rural livelihoods as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation, they often need to be take a landscape approach; they must become ‘climate-smart landscapes’. Climate-smart landscapes operate on the principles of integrated landscape management, while explicitly incorporating adaptation and mitigation into their management objectives