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IUFRO Scientists Develop FLR Stoplight Tool

At the Bonn Challenge 2.0 meeting on 20-21 March 2015, IUFRO presents a stoplight framework developed by IUFRO scientists to demonstrate how FLR can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation

A Landscape Perspective on Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Land Management - Trainers' Manual

Authors: Louise E. Buck, Raffaela Kozar, John Recha, Ayal Desalegn, Chris Planicka, Abigail K. Hart - EcoAgriculture Partners and Cornell University, EcoAgriculture Partners, Environmental Resource Management Center for Sustainable Development, EcoAgriculture Partners, Environmental Resource Management Center for Sustainable Development

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

EFI: Insights from Brussels

Long time frames are characteristic of forestry, in most cases leading to beneficial results finally. This also applies to the handling of the EU Forest Strategy by the European Parliament that was finalized by end of April. In addition to policy making, forestry is also included in ongoing EU research and innovation planning activities.

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Landscape Level Investment Packages (LLIP)

As the demand for forest commodities continues to increase globally, there is consensus that
deforestation-free supply chains need to be developed and promoted. This represents a key entry point for integrating the private sector with landscape-level sustainable management of natural resources.