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09 December 2019 the Netherlands

Innovating Finance Towards Sustainable Landscapes – A Report of the Session at GLF Luxembourg

On 30 November 2019, in the prestigious European Convention Center in Luxembourg, an outstanding and diverse panel discussed innovative mechanisms and initiatives to upscale sustainable finance.

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09 December 2019 the Netherlands

Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People

Forests provide vital ecosystem services crucial to human well-being and sustainable development, and have an important role to play in achieving the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Little attention, however, has yet focused on how efforts to achieve the SDGs will impact forests and forest-related livelihoods, and how these impacts may, in turn, enhance or undermine the contributions of forests to climate and development.

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03 December 2019 the Netherlands

Innovating Finance to Overcome Current Barriers Towards Sustainable Landscapes - GLF Luxembourg 2019

During the latest Global Landscape Forum, CGIAR FTA, Tropenbos International and CIFOR organized the session “Innovating Finance to Overcome Current Barriers Towards Sustainable Landscapes”.

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29 November 2019 the Netherlands

eDialogue – Scaling up innovative finance for sustainable landscapes

Agriculture and forestry are central to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. Nearly 60% of food production is produced by smallholders. Small and medium-sized enterprises also play an important role along the value chain in facilitating the economic viability of smallholder agriculture and forestry activities. All of them need sophisticated financial mechanisms to shift towards more sustainable practices. Unfortunately, as of today, less than 3% of climate and conservation finance is assigned to agriculture and forestry, and only a small proportion of this actually reaches the smallholders. This is an issue and a growing concern, as they are by far the largest food producers of the world.

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26 November 2019 the Netherlands

Vacancy: Programme Coordinator Restoration and Ethiopia (32-36 hours/wk – m/f)

Over the next few years 2019-2023, TBI intends to establish a programme on forest and landscape restoration as a contribution to climate-smart landscapes, focusing on Ethiopia and Sahelian drylands in Africa. This will provide a challenging and exciting opportunity for a qualified natural resources management specialist (m/f), to pioneer and coordinate this development in the programme.

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08 November 2019 Colombia

Community Forest Rights, Solano - Colombia

In Colombia, the government recognises the right of Indigenous groups to use and manage their forests in Indigenous territories, called 'resguardos'. In this video Indigenous people and peasants talk about their perceptions of the forest, and how they can learn from each other.

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