RESTORE+: Addressing Landscape Restoration on Degraded Land in Indonesia and Brazil
As of: November 2019
Objective and activities
This project enhances land use planning capacity in relation to degraded and marginal lands in Indonesia and Brazil. The main focus of the project is in Indonesia where participatory crowdsourced mapping campaigns will be combined with land-use and supply chain modelling. The aim is to identify specific areas with scenarios for restoration and sustainable utilization and their implications on production, biodiversity, GHG emissions and social impacts (e.g. land tenure rights). In Brazil, we will enhance established land monitoring and modelling capabilities and support Brazil’s contribution to meeting the “Bonn Challenge”. We will identify degraded areas, assess restoration options and explore trade-offs associated with implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code. The project will develop online analytical and visualization tools for participatory land use governance and enable South-South cooperation between Indonesia and Brazil in land use monitoring, modelling and policy-making.
- REDD+ Policy Assessment Center (REDD-PAC)
State of implementation/results
- Sub national workshops were conducted in Indonesia from Apr to Nov 2018 both in South Sumatra and East Kalimantan. The workshops aimed at strengthening mutual understanding and engagement of forest and landscape restoration targets and strategies. The events introduced the plans for crowdsourcing activities in the region and gathered feedback and requested support from local institutions for the upcoming crowdsourcing activities of RESTORE+.
- RESTORE+ will be launching its crowdsourcing campaign in April 2019. The campaign uses a mobile application to allow contribution of the crowd to scientific assessment supporting policy making efforts. The crowdsourcing plans for 2019 foresee three campaigns.
- During the 4th Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme (GLP-OSM), RESTORE+ organizes an innovative session on “Participatory and evidence-based land use policy making - Insights from the RESTORE+ approach'” to engage with policymakers from different tropical regions. The session will showcase preliminary results of the project and includes a live demonstration of the mobile application for the crowdsourcing campaigns.