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11 April 2019 the Netherlands
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.
04 April 2019 the Netherlands
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).
14 March 2019 the Netherlands
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.
11 March 2019 the Netherlands
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.
04 March 2019 the Netherlands
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.
17 January 2019 the Netherlands
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.