By promoting climate-smart landscapes, the Working Landscapes programme will contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation, improved livelihoods and environmental integrity, which are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees in well-managed landscapes have the potential to contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation, while supporting people’s livelihoods and sustaining agricultural value chains.
Since 2017 Tropenbos International (TBI) is a managing partner of the CGIAR Global Research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). The FTA is the world’s largest research for development program focused on the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development.
A STRONG CIVIL SOCIETY FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Forested landscapes form the cornerstone of the livelihoods of about 1.2 billion people: almost 20% of the world’s population.
In Western Africa, FLEGT-VPA and REDD+ have become main drivers for reforms in forest governance and land-use, with both processes currently ongoing in Ghana, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. Both FLEGT-VAP and REDD+ processes are designed through extensive consultations with all stakeholders involved, including Non-State actors (NSAs).