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.

In this session, experts explore the multitude of cross-sectoral applications for ILAs, breaking down their core design principles, while outlining key barriers to their implementation and adoption. The discussion is framed against the preliminary findings of the COLANDs initiative, an interorganizational pilot project currently implementing ILAs in Ghana, Zambia and Indonesia.

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

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Location(s): Global

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