How do landscape initiatives find the financial support they need to get started, maintain operations, and improve outcomes? Who is investing in landscape management now, and what are the barriers to increased investment in the future? This report provides answers.
What is the role of the Tropical Forestry Alliance 2020 in reducing deforestation? The goal of this private-public partnership is to reduce commodity driven agriculture by 2020, targeting pulp and paper, palm oil, soy and beef. Read this edition of Green Light to find out how.
The landscape approach has been championed by organizations active in the development and conservation sectors for many years, though the concept has been slow to migrate into mainstream corporate thinking. Now this report from the “Landscape for People, Food and Nature Initiative,” sets out a case for companies to think about their business in landscape terms. Landscape approaches are complementary though different from scaling up the efforts of individual interventions. We certainly need to scale up our efforts to support farmers, though addressing the challenges of climate adaptation, water stewardship and building community relations all require “more than the sum of the parts” thinking.
Communities seeking to govern their landscapes face a variety of challenges. Research on successful governance and management systems has failed to address these challenges at a landscape level. Now, a new LPFN knowledge product connects the dots of landscape governance. The authors look at experiences in landscapes around the world to determine the essential building blocks of governance systems that meet stakeholder needs and promote an equitable system of decision-making among them.
What impact will a changing climate have on the food we grow and eat? How do our diets contribute to climate change? And how can food and farming be climate-smart? Now you can get all the Big Facts on the links between climate change, agriculture and food security. The new site features over 100 stunning infographics that illustrate the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched information on these topics."
"In order to properly understand where and how tree-based ecosystem approaches (TBEAs) work best, EcoAgriculture Partners, with support from PROFOR, undertook a literature review, which has now been published. A better understanding of the role of trees in farmland is particularly relevant given that the 2013 UNEP Emissions Gap Report highlighted agroforestry - inclusion of trees and other woody plants on farms and in landscapes - as one of the most effective ways to realize the potential of agriculture to mitigate climate change. Our review provides preliminary guidance for national governments, development agencies, and other organizations wanting to invest in tree-based approaches while identifying the necessary steps for crafting an analytical framework for researchers.
In addition to climate change mitigation, other benefits of TBEAs are extensively reported in the literature. For all of the 111 locations analyzed in EcoAgriculture Discussion Paper No. 11, positive changes due to TBEA implementation were reported for food security, climate change resilience, carbon sequestration, or income. The most commonly reported motivations for land managers to take up TBEA practices were improving soil quality, income, and subsistence production of food and fodder. The project team explored if, where, and how we can realize the many social, ecological, and economic benefits of TBEAs at an even larger scale."
OTTAWA, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo issued a statement today to support the Tsilhqot'in Nation regarding the upcoming Federal Review Panel hearings on the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project:
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