Operationalising the landscape approach for biodiversity and benefits: Policy, practice and people
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
Despite increasing traction of the landscape approach, the implementation and evaluation of such approaches has proved elusive. This project will address this science-implementation gap and will formally operationalise the landscape approach through a broad constituency of partners and stakeholders who will assess the current conceptual frameworks and further develop methods and tools to put the approach into practice. Actors across multiple scales, with a focus on national policy and process in the target countries will benefit while simultaneously awareness of the value of biological diversity will be raised. The project will also promote options and build capacity for better integrating biodiversity in national sector policies and land use planning processes. An extensive program of outreach and engagement with policymakers at national levels but also globally will be conducted.
State of implementation/results
- The project conducted a methods and metrics workshop in Cambridge/UK, 02/2019, bringing together all country teams and select University partners from University of British Columbia, University of Amsterdam and Cambridge.
- In Indonesia and Zambia the national inception workshops have been conducted successfully.
- The project team and partners organized and participated in a discussion forum session at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Bonn in 12/2018. The session, ‘Looking at the past to shape the landscape approach of the future’ focused on the key challenges and opportunities for landscape approaches.