Collaborating to operationalize landscape approaches for nature, development and sustainability (COLANDS)

16 Nov 2020

The potential that integrated landscape approaches (ILAs) could have in replenishing the Earth’s ecosystems while concurrently tackling global and societal challenges is staggering. Yet, despite featuring prominently in UN Conventions as promising solutions to climate change, biodiversity loss, food insecurity and socioeconomic disparity, they remain underresearched, underreported and, as a result, untapped by societies worldwide.

This paper and its accompanying session seek to kickstart a research revolution on the effectiveness and multi-sectoral functionality of ILAs by showcasing the preliminary findings of the Collaborating to Operationalise Landscape Approaches for Nature, Development and Sustainability (COLANDS) initiative, an interorganizational pilot project currently implementing ILAs in Ghana, Zambia and Indonesia.

  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)