Introduction to FLR by Jeff Sayer

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Presentation by Jeff Sayer on the meaning of Forest Landscape Restoration regarding the notion of landscape and the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR).

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Introduction to FLR by Jeff Sayer

  1. 1. Forest Landscape Restoration q Forest landscape restoration (FLR) brings people together to identify, negotiate and implement practices that restore an agreed optimal balance of the ecological, social and economic benefits of forests and trees within a broader pattern of land uses
  2. 2. FLR • How much forest? • What sort of forest? • Where should it be in landscape? • Who decides? • Who owns it and uses it?
  3. 3. Oil palm plantation
  4. 4. What is FLR? • Efforts should aim to improve both ecological integrity and human well-being • Restoration of a balanced and agreed package of forest functions • Active engagement, collaboration and negotiation among a mix of stakeholders • Working across a landscape • Learning and adapting
  5. 5. A landscape is ??? • A landscape is an area of land that the eye can see in one glance, with a specific set of ecological, cultural and socio-economic characteristics that is distinct from its neighbours
  6. 6. Or a landscape is ??? • “A geographical construct that includes not only the biophysical components of an area but also social, political, psychological etc components of that system.” • “A landscape is a geographical space in which the process or object of interest is completely expressed or functions.”
  7. 7. Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration Goal: Ø Catalyze, promote and reinforce conditions for, and approaches to, forest landscape restoration that deliver benefits to local communities and nature, as well as fulfil international commitments on forests ØAlmost 30 partners
  8. 8. Partners • IUCN • ITTO • WWF • Italy • United Kingdom • Japan • Alliance for Religions and • Kenya Conservation • Lebanon • CARE • Netherlands • CBD Secretariat • PROFOR/World Bank • CIFOR • South Africa • El Salvador • Switzerland (SECO) • FAO • United States • Finland • UNEP-WCMC • Ghana (FORIG) • UNFF Secretariat • Global Mechanism for UNCCD • WBCSD • ICRAF • China (tbc) • IUFRO • Brazil (tbc)
  9. 9. Phase 2: 2006-2009 ØBuilding a learning network to improve critical understanding and practice on FLR ØContinuing to build support for FLR from the local to the global level ØReinforcing legal, policy and institutional frameworks to support FLR ØProviding people who have a stake in the role of forests and trees with the information and tools they need to help them make decisions on FLR, implement them and monitor their impacts
  10. 10. Examples of Specific support Events – UK/Brazil study tour (early June 2007) – Global meeting of sites (3rd quarter 2007) – China workshop late 2007 Technical support – FLR best practice guidelines – Analysis and message on FLR and climate change – Interactive website Political support – Inputs to policy arenas Promotional materials – Launch of new GPFLR ‘brand’ – New brochure and maybe new film Leverage: Influence and funding
  11. 11. For more information www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/restoration/globalpartnership/
  12. 12. Resources •Lally principles – IUCN/EcoAg partners •EcoAg 20 questions •Sangha Guidelines •Bowral Principles and Guidelines •ITTO Guidelines
  13. 13. IUCN/ITTO Objectives for workshop •Relevance of FLR to Indonesia •What does Indonesia want from GPFLR •What can Indonesia offer to FLR •Exploring FLR concepts – approaches and tools for use in Indonesia •Indonesian learning site(s) •Responsibilities for follow up •Launching the learning network
  14. 14. Indonesian Principles or Guidelines • Would this be useful? • Can we make progress this week? • Who will take responsibility?
  15. 15. Thank you

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