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Proceedings from 2018 GLF Investment Case

Watch recordings of all sessions, landscape talks and digital summits from the 2018 GLF Investment Case in Washington DC.

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Six lessons from the first investor survey on land rights

In this article from GLF's Landscape News rubric, Sarah Lowery talks about a USAID study set out to answer the question 'how does the private sector think about and deal with risks to their investments stemming from unclear or weak land tenure and property rights?'. 

New GFW Biodiversity maps help prioritize areas for conservation

Two new global datasets released on Global Forest Watch (GFW) enable us to say more about where forest biodiversity is located and how it is impacted by human disturbance.

The new “biodiversity significance” layer on GFW shows a visual representation of how important each pixel on the map is for conserving biodiversity (or how devastating it would be to lose).

Tags: Map

Developing Analysis with the Decisionmaking Scale in Mind

Authors: The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative 

As environmental and resource challenges become more complex—think climate change—sensible land use policy will require sophisticated and integrated analyses, looking at the holistic level of the landscape, not just its individual components. This has important implications for the design of research efforts and the communication of their results.

Value for money: Guatemala's forest landscape restoration

Authors: IUCN

The primary objective of this assessment is to determine the value for money (VfM) of IUCN's contribution to Guatemala’s forest landscape restoration (FLR) policy formulation processes during the period 2012-2016.

Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT)

With the launch of the Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT), the world has a better way of making decisions on ecosystem services, specifically in support of the people who actually rely on them. 

Tags: Toolkit

Capacity building of Malawi's female farmers on FLR

This brief by IUCN focuses on building knowledge and developing the capacity of Malawi’s female farmers on forest landscape restoration. 

As farmers, foresters and providers, women have a unique understanding of the ecosystems they live alongside. A pioneering radio programme in Malawi is tapping into this immense body of knowledge by creating a platform for women to engage in landscape restoration.

Strategies for achieving environmental policy integration at the landscape level

A framework illustrated with an analysis of landscape governance in Rwanda

Authored by: Cora van Oosten, Assumpta Uzamukunda, Hens Runhaar

This article is Open Access.

Roots of Prosperity: The Economics and Finance of Restoring Land

Authors: Helen Ding, Sofia Faruqi, Andrew Wu, Juan-Carlos Altamirano, Andrés Anchondo Ortega, René Zamora Cristales, Robin Chazdon, Walter Vergara and Michael Verdone

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets.

Landscape Approaches: A State-of-the-Art Review

Authors: Arts, B., Buizer, M., Horlings, L., Ingram, V., van Oosten, C., & Opdam, P.

Keywords
social-ecological networks, conservation and development, sense of place, landscape governance, T-shaped interdisciplinary model, boundary concept