Taking “landscapes” from theory to practice

A word with many meanings

BONN, Germany (Landscape News) — Integrated landscape approaches are a way of reconciling local socio-economic and global environmental challenges, according to Terry Sunderland, principal scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research.

The landscape represents an ideal scale at which to implement strategies and evaluate progress of initiatives designed towards more sustainable outcomes for both people and nature, he said in an address to the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany in December.

Additionally, landscape approaches are increasingly acknowledged within global environmental policy discourse and have generated significant discussion and debate within the scientific and practitioner communities, Sunderland said.

However, despite this momentum, a lack of consensus exists over how to define a landscape approach, how to best apply the approach in practice, and the appropriate spatial scale for implementation and analysis.

 

Article tags

ecosystemenvironmentlandscape approachlandscape talklandscapes

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT

Finally…

…thank you for reading this story. Our mission is to make them freely accessible to everyone, no matter where they are. 

We believe that lasting and impactful change starts with changing the way people think. That’s why we amplify the diverse voices the world needs to hear – from local restoration leaders to Indigenous communities and women who lead the way.

By supporting us, not only are you supporting the world’s largest knowledge-led platform devoted to sustainable and inclusive landscapes, but you’re also becoming a vital part of a global movement that’s working tirelessly to create a healthier world for us all.

Every donation counts – no matter the amount. Thank you for being a part of our mission.

Sidebar Publication

Related articles

Related articles