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24 July 2019 the Netherlands

Community forest rights: What are the conditions for success?

When working on community forest rights, we need to look beyond the formalization of these rights and also work on the enabling environment that allows the community to benefit from their forest resources. This was the key message of a session titled “Community forest rights: What are the key conditions for success?”, organized by Tropenbos International and ClientEarth, during the 2019 LANDac Conference in Utrecht.

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24 July 2019 Uganda

Lessons learned and recommendations for future developments of oil palm in Kalangala and Buvuma, Uganda

The Government of Uganda had the best intentions when oil palm was established. The aim was to reduce poverty among the Lake Victoria island populations of Kalangala and Buvuma districts, and contribute to import substitution through domestic production of palm oil. However, the implementation strategy fell short on a number of aspects, leading to multiple negative impacts on the intended beneficiaries as well as on the environment. It is thus crucial to acknowledge and better understand these impacts, mitigate them, and prevent their reoccurrence in the other suggested oil palm expansion hubs.

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22 July 2019 the Netherlands

The what, how and why of inclusive finance for sustainable landscapes

Every year, hundreds of billions of dollars are invested into the land use sector. Currently, almost all of these funds are spent in support of conventional land use practices, generally contributing to environmental degradation and hampering progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

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10 July 2019 the Netherlands

Inclusive finance interviews: summary and discussion

During the last months a series of interviews on inclusive finance have been published to increase our understanding of how different actors perceive inclusive finance for sustainable landscapes, possible strategies for the scaling up of inclusive finance, and the barriers to its implementation.

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10 July 2019 the Netherlands

Video - Plenary Landscape Finance GLF 2019

During the latest edition of Global Landscape Forum (GLF) in Bonn 2019, a plenary on landscape finance was held where different experts discussed about the emerging strategies and models for financing landscape investment at scale, including design features that benefit smallholders and local communities, as well as biodiversity and climate goals.

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08 July 2019 the Netherlands

Linking smallholders to existing wood value chains for sustainable supply

Continuing the series of interviews on inclusive landscape finance, Tevis Howard, founding director of Komaza, shares his insights with Bas Louman of Tropenbos International.

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