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11 April 2019 the Netherlands

Community Rights to Forested Lands: What are the conditions for success?

Over the last couple of decades, civil society organizations have been calling on governments to recognize community rights to forested lands. These rights are seen as a pathway to sustainable rural development and forest conservation. At the same time, it is also a call for autonomy and self-determination over the lands that hold social, economic, cultural and spiritual values for local people.

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04 April 2019 the Netherlands

Catalyzing partnerships for reforestation of degraded land

In this second edition of the “Innovative finance for sustainable landscapes” interview series, we hear from two sustainable finance experts from the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO).

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14 March 2019 the Netherlands

Key pointers for an ambitious EU action plan against deforestation

An EU Deforestation Action Plan is a unique opportunity for strong, legislative and other measures to help combat deforestation in the EU’s importation, production and consumption of agrocommodities.

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11 March 2019 the Netherlands

Strengthening producer organizations is key to making finance inclusive and effective

As part of the “Innovative finance for sustainable landscapes” interview series, the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (IIED) Forest Team Leader Duncan Macqueen spoke with Tropenbos International’s Nick Pasiecznik on increasing finance and investment in sustainable forestry and farming for smallholders.

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04 March 2019 the Netherlands

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

Press release UN Environment and FAO - The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, declared on Friday 1 March 2019 by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity.

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17 January 2019 the Netherlands

Making connections: New funding opens dialogue on landscape approach efforts

Over the past six years, conversations on sustainable forest management activities focused on transforming the way the international community addresses poverty, food insecurity, climate change and biodiversity loss have coalesced into the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) movement.

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