Background Brief – Implementation of integrated landscape approaches

Growing demand for raw materials, food and energy along with processes of migration and urbanization are putting increased pressure on our land and natural resources. Landscape approaches have developed from this need to identify integrated solutions to competing demands on land uses and multiple pressures on social and environmental systems. As such, landscape approaches seek to simultaneously contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, food security, livelihood opportunities, biodiversity conservation and cultural and recreational needs.

Author: Bastiaan Louman (CATIE); Terry Sunderland (CIFOR); James Reed (CIFOR)

Language: en

Year: 2014

Location(s): Global

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