January 2, 2016

Seeing the Water Basins for the Trees

Rachel FriedmanUniversity of Queensland

It’s pretty easy to continue with accepted theories, among like-minded colleagues. This article originally appeared on the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature blog. Yet, a collegial discussion on managing forests for water and climate, hosted by WeForest at the Global Landscapes Forum, pushed boundaries a bit…
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December 29, 2015

Six individual competencies for working with multi-stakeholder partnerships

Minu HemmatiCatalySD Herman BrouwerWageningen UR, Centre for Development Innovation Jim Woodhill

Good multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) don’t just happen. Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature blog. As discussed in our previous blog, multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) need to be carefully designed and facilitated. People working with MSPs in la…
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December 23, 2015

What We’re Reading: Mountainous Ambition, Missing Ag, and Citizen Science

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

Stories to read over your holiday break: Bhutan has 'most ambitious pledge' at the Paris climate summit Himalayan kingdom’s forests absorb three times more CO2 emissions than its population creates, helping to make it the world’s most ‘carbon negative’ country. The Guardian Integrated approaches to landscap…
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December 21, 2015

Moving Beyond our Siloed Financial System

Seth ShamesEcoAgriculture Partners Krista HeinerEcoAgriculture Partners Aiden IrishEcoAgriculture Partners

Our financial system is fragmented. As in other facets of our lives, distinctions between each desired outcome also characterize how we think about and manage money. Financing for agriculture is largely disconnected from financing for the environment; investments in commodities disregard the places that produce them; …
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December 17, 2015

Paris Action: Moving the landscape conversation from awareness to implementation

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

Capitalizing on global momentum for action on climate and sustainable development, EcoAgriculture Partners pushed the integrated landscape management conversation forward. Our efforts were concentrated on the third annual Global Landscapes Forum, COP21's largest side event, which draws attention to a long-neglected fa…
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December 16, 2015

Conservation in an urban world

Aiden IrishEcoAgriculture Partners

Since the first homo sapiens stood up and surveyed its surroundings, we have modified our habitats to fit our needs. We have done this with such efficiency that the resulting habitat for nearly half of all humans is largely synthetic landscapes; cities. The banishment of “natural” systems in these urban environme…
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