New Generation Plantations: NGP Review 2016

How can plantations contribute to resilient landscapes? How can companies go beyond simply providing work and avoiding conflict with local communities to create shared economic, social and environmental value? 

These aren’t questions with easy answers. But the NGP platform capacity to confront difficult issues has evolved. By presenting inspiring, tested models for responsible forestry and farming at scale, over the course of study tours, encounters, videos and publications, participants have built up a remarkable level of trust and understanding. 

UN-REDD Programme Publications

Below you can find new resources form the UN-REDD Programme, focusing on REDD+ and an associated UNEP report on the Soft Commodity Forest Risk Tool

Soft Commodity Forest Risk Tool

The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) has developed a lending and investment policy tool for financial institutions to reduce the deforestation risk caused by the unsustainable production, trade, processing and retail of soft commodities, especially soy, palm oil and beef.

UN-REDD: Info Brief 3:

Banking on REDD+: Can bank and investor risk policies on soft commodities benefit REDD+?

This UN-REDD Info Brief assesses whether and how soft commodity risk policies by banks and investors could potentially benefit UN-REDD countries to achieve REDD+ results based on an analysis of risk policies from a range of financial institutions.


Fiscal incentives for agricultural commodity production: Options to forge compatibility with REDD+

Incentivos fiscales a la producción agrícola: opciones para forjar una compatibilidad con REDD+

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.

2013 Global Landscapes Forum Final Report

The final report of the first Global Landscapes Forum which was held from 16-17 November 2013 alongside the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw, Poland.

Governing Forest Landscape Restoration: Cases from Indonesia

Authors: Oosten. C van, Gunarso. P, Koesoetjahjo. I. and F. Wiersum, 2014

Forest landscape restoration includes both the planning and implementation of measures to restore degraded forests within the perspective of the wider landscape. Governing forest landscape restoration requires fundamental considerations about the conceptualisation of forested landscapes and the types of restoration measures to be taken, and about who should be engaged in the governance process. A variety of governance approaches to forest landscape restoration exist, differing in both the nature of the object to be governed and the mode of governance. This paper analyses the nature and governance of restoration in three cases of forest landscape restoration in Indonesia.

Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment

This study uncovered a wealth of models for financing ILM, and for promoting integrated investments in agriculture, ecosystems and rural development. The report provides a foundation for building robust investment platforms, including more effective private-public partnerships. The cases from innovative finance institutions, as well as the case studies of landscapes from Brazil, Kenya and South Africa, demonstrate promising ways to add value and attract investment that benefits people, food and nature.

Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry

Authors: Marion Davis, of the Stockholm Environment Institute, and Matilda Palm, of the Forest, Climate & Livelihood Research Network (Focali) and Chalmers University of Technology.

This brief examines how agroforestry approaches – growing trees with crops, and sometimes with animals – can advance land restoration and conservation while also strengthening livelihoods