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. 

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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

Tim Christophersen – Global landscape restoration target within reach

The world is on track to deliver the largest-ever ecosystem restoration effort: restoring 150 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes by 2020.

IUCN Press Release: World on track to meet ambitious forest restoration goal

Bonn, Germany, 21 March, 2015 – New restoration initiatives were announced today by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place in Germany.

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

Large Scale Forest Restoration

Author: David Lamb

Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation because that is the scale at which restoration is needed if many of the problems that have now developed are to be addressed. It also shows how large-scale forest restoration might improve human livelihoods as well as improve conservation outcomes.

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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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Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species

Author: Biodiversity International and FAO

This publication is a synthesis of knowledge for scientists, practitioners and policymakers on how to embed genetic considerations into ecosystem restoration activities. Genetic aspects are often overlooked, not seen as crucial to rebuilding resilient landscapes and ecosystems. 

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