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Guna Yala and REDD+: A Look at Why Some Resist

By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners Recently, several of us at EcoAgriculture Partners discussed the need to explore why some groups resist or hesitate to adopt ecoagricultural practices and integrated approaches to landscape management. As the Third International Conference for Small … Continue reading

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Finding a Place for REDD+ in Sustainable Landscapes

The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) initiative has a potentially large role to play in international actions to combat climate change. Sustainable management of forests and forest carbon stocks does more than just preserve the world’s forests … Continue reading

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Designing Standards for Impacts at Scale

By Bambi Semroc, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB), Conservation International Several posts in this Landscapes Roundtable have said sustainability standards may play an important role in shifting the way in which agricultural landscapes are managed. While great strides have … Continue reading

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Green Economy: The Art of Managing a Landscape

While the Global Landscape Forum may have passed, only the tip of the iceberg has been scratched in pursuing integrated approaches to sustainable development. One panel discussion at this meeting of landscapes leaders, practioners, and thinkers specifically targeted Landscapes in a … Continue reading

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Guiding Climate-Smart

“Although the landscape approach, which involves multi-sector and multi-stakeholder interventions across multiple scales, makes planning and management challenging, there are no other options for achieving Climate-Smart Agriculture’s goals” This sentiment, and the recognition that agricultural land management must be approached … Continue reading

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Policy in the Forest-Agriculture Mosaic: REDD+

One size doesn’t usually fit all. And the case of reducing deforestation and forest degradation is no different. While agriculture is often viewed as a driver of deforestation, context is key for developing policies to maintain ecosystem benefits within a … Continue reading

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A Double-Edged Sword: Gender and REDD+

By Abidah Setyowati, Core Associate, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), USA. Last Friday, the world observed the 102nd International Women’s Day, and for the past week, the Landscapes Blog has honed in on issues … Continue reading

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Project-Level Insights for Landscape Level PES

Landscapes can provide a range of natural benefits, from clean water to carbon sequestration, but often people don’t have the right incentives to manage their lands to maintain these services. Gabrielle Kissinger (Lexeme Consulting) and Henry Neufeldt (World Agroforestry Centre) … Continue reading

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Another Look at REDD with a Landscape Lens

As noted yesterday on the Landscapes Blog, this week marks the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Though biodiversity is the focal point, there is a host of other benefits from nature that are … Continue reading

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Agriculture in a REDD+ World

While negotiations on the nuts and bolts of REDD+ at the UNFCCC COP18 may not have progressed as hoped, REDD+ itself remains one of the most concrete mechanisms through which to provide funding for land-based carbon. As an earlier post … Continue reading

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