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Executive Summary of Public Policy Guidelines for Integrated Landscape Management

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January 23, 2017

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For those policymakers, agencies, and organizations struggling with biodiversity mainstreaming, climate action, rural poverty, food insecurity, zero deforestation commitments, or any other goal that relies on sustainable management of natural resources, conventional policy approaches that assume land can have one priority and ‘trade-off’ others are no longer viable.

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For those policymakers, agencies, and organizations struggling with biodiversity mainstreaming, climate action, rural poverty, food insecurity, zero deforestation commitments, or any other goal that relies on sustainable management of natural resources, conventional policy approaches that assume land can have one priority and ‘trade-off’ others are no longer viable.

Thankfully, policymakers now have a large set of non-conventional tools at their disposal that buck this paradigm and create sustainable landscapes through integrated landscape management, which involves long-term collaboration among different groups of land managers and stakeholders to achieve their multiple objectives and expectations within the landscape for local livelihoods, health and well-being.

Many if not most of these policy guidelines are very low or no cost, such as recognizing land and resource rights negotiated and landscape scales, empowering local decision-making for resource planning, and harmonizing sectoral agency agendas and policies.

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