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Landscape estoration through innovative landscape governance - A case study of coal mining in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

This MSc research thesis focusses on the restoration of post coal mining sites in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The author tries to gain a better understanding of the regulations, set by the government, which oblige mining companies to restore the desgraded land after mining practices have finished. How does this work in practice and how does this influence and shape the broader landscape governance?

Forest Landscape Restoration: Who Decides? A Governance Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration

Author: Oosten C van, 2013

Forest landscape restoration is currently gaining momentum as a means of jointly addressing climate change and future agricultural demands. Forest landscape restoration does not aim to ‘just’ restore forests, but to restore them from a broader perspective on the landscape as a whole, allowing simultaneous restoration of the ecological and productive functions of forests. There are many ways in which forested landscapes can be restored, depending on the biophysical characteristics of the landscapes, but also, and even more so on the interests of a landscape’s stakeholders, and the way in which they negotiate, and make landscape decisions. This complex process of decision making between stakeholders operating at various levels and scales is usually referred to as landscape governance.

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

A World of Opportunity for Forest Landscape Restoration

Authors: GPFLR

This map shows areas where global forests have great potential for recovery. Areas with the highest potential for forest restoration opportunities are shown in green, while the orange and yellow areas show a lower likelihood of restoration, due to the presence of croplands.

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