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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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03 July 2019 the Netherlands

Digital summit - Inclusive finance: Paying the way for sustainable landscapes

Conserving and restoring ecosystems in ways that promote the livelihoods, dignity and autonomy of communities and their people is vital to combating climate change, biodiversity loss and promoting social justice. But how can we create environments that connect financial instruments and ground level landscape initiatives?

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25 June 2019 Indonesia

Managing a village forest – a matter of commitment

In Indonesia, local communities can apply for a village forest permit, which gives them the right to use and manage forests that are located on state lands. In theory, this provides an incentive for sustainable forest management, which in turn generates income for the community. In practice, it is not always that easy. In this video Yohanes Dogol, the head of the village forest committee of Laman Satong in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, describes some of the challenges they are facing.

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