By promoting climate-smart landscapes, the Working Landscapes programme will contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation, improved livelihoods and environmental integrity, which are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees in well-managed landscapes have the potential to contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation, while supporting people’s livelihoods and sustaining agricultural value chains.
The ‘Forests for a Just Future’ programme of the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) will contribute to the protection of tropical forests and the people who directly depend on those forests. With partner organisations in Africa, South East Asia and South America the GLA works to govern tropical forests in a sustainable and inclusive way.
Since 2017 Tropenbos International (TBI) is a managing partner of the CGIAR Global Research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). The FTA is the world’s largest research for development program focused on the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development.
Forests around the world still provide direct nutritional and medicinal benefits, fuelwood for food preparation and livelihoods from landscape-based production systems that support hundreds of millions of rural people. Sustainable landscapes where smallholder agriculture and forests are integrated not only benefit local livelihoods, but also the global climate, global food security, biodiversity and the retention of water and soil fertility.