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CIFOR’s Director General, Peter Holmgren, gave this presentation on 9 April 2013.

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Landscapes

  1. 1. Landscapes:- What are they?- Measuring performance- Links to development goals- Scaling up investmentsPeter
HolmgrenDirector‐General,
CIFOR
  2. 2. VisionCIFOR vision:Forests on the agenda - Value of forests recognizedDecisions that influence forests and people supported by solidscience and principles of good governance
  3. 3.  Poverty: How can forest and forestry contribute to the solutions? Food security, nutrition and health: Opportunities for sustainable,equitable and effective provision of food, nutrients and medicine. Climate change: Forests and forestry are essential for climate changemitigation and adaption. Biodiversity: Effective integration of conservation and development Production forestry for renewable materials and energy
  4. 4.  Sustainable landscapes: Forests are an integral part ofthe landscape and essential for livelihoods as well as long-term resilience and productivity of food systems. We mustbridge institutional boundaries and find integratedsolutions. Green growth: Policies for a green economy shouldgenerate sustainable forest products and services, ensuregood governance of natural resources, and reduce poverty.
  5. 5. Green
growthLivelihoods,incomeFood
&nutritionAgricultureresilienceBiodiversityClimatechangeFarmerREDDnego‐tiatorEnv.ngoPoorfarmerForestindustryForestry priorities are different
  6. 6. Climate
changeFood
and
nutritionBiodiversityLivelihoods,
income Green
growthAgriculture,
resilience
  7. 7. Landscape objectives & performance measures
  8. 8. Can Sustainable Landscapes be one SDG? Sustainable landscapes defined above• Universal performance/verification measures• Applicable to any scale anywhere Sustainable landscapes relate to all SD dimensions• Livelihoods of billlions, many poor• Biggest part of the environmental challenges• Essential component of the green economy What needs to be resolved?• Forests to come out of the MDG ”environment box”• Land-based sectors to join on Landscapes• Higher-level political move to simplify SDGs
  9. 9. Investments at scale in Sustainable Landscapes Sustainable landscapes defined above• Universal performance/verification measures• Applicable to any scale anywhere Sustainable landscapes can be profitable• They host billions of mostly small-scale enterprises• Investments at scale must drive sustainable development Why is it not happening?• Limited access to affordable and long-term finance• Focus on how to use public funds not effective• Risk management needs to evolve• Transaction costs must come down
  10. 10. • Cut
across
traditional
sector
boundaries
in
policyinterventions
–
Sustainable
Landscapes
=
SDG?• Support
affordable
and
long‐term
finance
forlandscape
investments• Invest
in
research
that
address
the
landscape
leveland
make
evidence‐based
policies
possiblePolicy implications

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