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As essential reading we'd recommend starting with the 1) Little Book of Sustainable Landscapes, 2) Landscape Elements resource, Ecoagriculture Partners' 3) Business for Sustainable Landscapes report, and 4) The 4 Returns Framework for landscape restoration


Landscapes Elements

Posted by Deesha Chandra (Admin) Nov 9, 2016 Posted in Essential Reading

In 2015, WWF and partners (Global Canopy Programme, EcoAgriculture Partners, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative and The Nature Conservancy) published The Little Sustainable Landscapes Book, which laid out the case for organizations across a range of sectors to focus on integrated landscape management. The Little Book authors identified five essential elements needed to achieve sustainable landscapes under varied conditions in different places. It also introduces three important “catalysts” – good governance, market access and sustainable finance - that enable integrated landscape management.

WWF’s Landscapes Working Group have now taken this work a step further with indicators for measuring progress under each Element and identifying some tools available to help put ideas into action. “Tools” is used here to include methodologies, processes, software programmes or guidelines that have or deserve common use in conservation or sustainable development. This paper summarizes the five elements and three catalysts as well as these tools and indicators. It is principally written as a primer for WWF colleagues on how to apply landscape approaches.

Landscape Elements publication attached below

This post was edited on Apr 22, 2021 by Deesha Chandra

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