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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.

FAO and Global Mechanism of the UNCCD launch new publication on financing for forest and landscape restoration

More than USD 300 billion are needed per year to restore the world’s degraded land in order to achieve a new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target by 2030, according to a new publication by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM).

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

Research on Living Landscapes – PRESENCE, South Africa

Collaborations working on Living Landscapes: Creating Partnerships to Restore Degraded catchments, Improve Livelihoods and Engage with the Green Economy

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. 

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

Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment

Authors: Peh et al. (2014)

The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) has been developed through a collaboration of six institutions with input generously provided by scientists and practitioners from multiple disciplines. The toolkit provides accessible guidance on low-cost methods for how to evaluate the benefits people receive from nature at particular sites in order to generate information that can be used to influence decision making.

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The landscape governance process for conserving The Sungai Wain Protection Forest, Indonesia

This MSc research thesis explores the characteristics of the landscape governance process for the protection of Sungai Wain forest in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The author assesses the role of multi-level governance and how that contrbiutes to  Sungai Wain forest being perceived as an unique example of good forest protection.