November 7, 2022 - November 18, 2022

UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27)

Climate change is and will continue to have drastic impacts on our globe. These changes will impact how we grow food, how we make our livelihoods, and where we live, ultimately affecting all aspects of the landscapes and seascapes around us. This year, COP 27 will emphasize that it is time for action on the ground. It is, therefore, incumbent upon us to move rapidly towards full, timely, inclusive, and at-scale action on the ground.

EcoAgriculture Partners will be at the center of these discussions from November 7-18 as we showcase our work in building actionable resources for landscape leaders in the fight against climate change. Join us at the Blue Zone to learn more about the latest research, tools and resources in Integrated Landscape Management that can support policy leaders.

Let us know if you plan to attend. We’d love to see you in Sharm El Sheikh!

Contact us at mkeller@ecoagriculture.org to tell us if you’re coming, and check back here often to see the updated list of landscape-focused UNFCCC side events.

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EcoAgriculture’s Participation

Stop by our booth in the Blue Zone from November 16-17 to see the following projects.

 

Planning for Climate-Smart Agriculture Landscapes: Training course to build leadership capacity in integrated landscape initiatives that promote climate change adaptation and mitigation while improving livelihood security.

Description: Our Landscape Climate-Smart Agriculture (LCSA) Planning course equips landscape leaders with tools to plan and implement LCSA initiatives that integrate local and landscape-level action and mobilize financial and policy support. 

After completing our training modules, participants were able to: 

  • Initiate landscape-level climate-smart agriculture pilot plots and farmer awareness campaigns.
  • Implement their landscape-level climate-smart agriculture action plans.
  • Influence local governments to mobilize financial support for landscape-level climate-smart agriculture plans.

EcoAgriculture Partners and collaborators developed this course through pilot testing with 80 policymakers and agriculture and environmental leaders in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

 

Public Policy Support for Landscape and Seascape Partnerships: Meeting Sustainable Development Goals Through Collaborative Territorial Action

Description:  A white paper featuring authors from EcoAgriculture Partners and others shows how landscape partnerships can advance policy goals, landscape-scale biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development. Dr. Sara Scherr and her collaborators investigated the most current research on government policies’ ability to support large-scale nature-based solutions, resulting in the white paper Public Policy Support for Landscape and Seascape Partnerships: Meeting Sustainable Development Goals Through Collaborative Territorial Action. The authors found that landscape partnerships require four types of strong institutional support to meet their potential for achieving local and national objectives as well as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Supportive government policies
  • Technical services and local capacity development
  •  Financial and business services
  • Connections for knowledge exchange and learning

 

 

The Practical Guide to Integrated Landscape Management

Description: Achieving Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) requires active participation and engagement from a diverse range of actors across a landscape. It challenges land users with competing priorities, various interests and a range of histories and perspectives to reach a consensus on a shared landscape vision and strategy. Though each landscape is unique, landscape partnerships all encounter common challenges in carrying out collaborative action. EcoAgriculture Partners’ co-convened initiative, 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People, is proud to share the Practical Guide to Integrated Landscape Management to make the process easier, more effective, and more inclusive. This guide provides a generic, locally adaptable, conceptual process and practical guidance for implementing ILM. 

The full guide will be available for viewing at our booth. You can also download the guide at our website here

 

 

Landscapes in Action

Description: We are showcasing the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People’s first Landscapes in Action video, which spotlights the Lari Landscape Partnership in Kiambu County, Kenya. Stop by to learn more about the partnership’s remarkable 20-year history and what’s in store for their future as a key collaborator within 1000L. EcoAgriculture Partners is a co-convenor of the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People initiative.



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Featured Partner Participation

 

Aligning Livelihoods With Nature: Scaling Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration Through a Community-Led, Landscape Approach to Increase Climate Resilience and Incomes

Partners: 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People / Rainforest Alliance / World Vision International

Venue: In-person and streaming

Description: Small-scale conservation and restoration projects, like those aimed at boosting livelihoods in rural areas, run the risk of failure when they neither account for the scales at which ecosystems operate nor the socioeconomic needs of local communities.

The 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) initiative offers a community-led approach that looks holistically at the whole landscape to link individual livelihood improvement with ecosystem restoration. 1000L’s sustainable landscape management framework focuses on empowering and supporting local actors to join in cooperative landscape partnerships, where individuals manage activities and diverse natural resources across the landscape to enhance synergies between stakeholders and reduce competitive trade-offs. 

 Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a successful and low-cost land restoration technique that simultaneously seeks to account for people and nature. It harnesses traditional and sustainable woodland management approaches to provide people with timber and fuel wood to use or sell while improving soil and ecosystem health. It is also good for communities by putting land management and livelihood-aligned restoration in the hands of the farmers best positioned to gain from the wood harvest and revived ecosystem.

1000L offers a clear pathway to scale up FMNR to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts significantly. This is the enabling environment FMNR needs to move from individual practitioners to entire regions. 

Working together, 1000L’s integrated landscape management framework and FMNR align income improvement and sustainable development with ecosystem restoration goals at the scale of communities and regions. Their combined impact could reduce land degradation, soil infertility and erosion, biodiversity loss and food and water insecurity while boosting carbon-storage capacity, agricultural and forestry product output and climate change resilience. 

 This panel will showcase how landscape approaches offer a scaling-up pathway for proven land restoration techniques like FMNR and their contribution to achieving climate goals: 

  1. Helping communities adapt and become more resilient
  2.  Restoring ecosystems to provide more ecological services
  3. Financing climate change mitigation and adaptation plans that also boost livelihoods.

 

Deploying finance to 1000 Landscapes by 2030

Partners: 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People / Climate-KIC / EcoAgriculture Partners / UNDP / Rainforest Alliance / Landscape Finance Lab / Conservation International

Venue: COP27 SDG Pavilion, November 12, 16.00-17.15

Description:Through ‘Integrated landscape finance’, local partnerships design a multi-sector set of landscape investments, coordinated to achieve regeneration at scale, and secure the diverse financing needed for these investments.  The 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People initiative is a ‘radical collaboration’ of organizations working to strengthen landscape partnerships. 1000L partners have identified key building blocks for an effective system of integrated landscape finance, aiming to meet climate and SDGs in 1000 landscapes. Speakers will describe the approach, and the collaborative roadmap under development to catalyze finance system innovation and scaling. Participants are invited to contribute to the strategy.

 

Agenda and Speakers:

Moderator –Caroline van Leenders, Govt of the Netherlands

Panel

  • Working with landscape partnerships to Implement the Exponential Roadmap for Natural Climate Solutions through / Tbc, Conservation International 
  • Landscape-wide investment for sustainable development—strategies and impact assessment / Jeff Milder, Rainforest Alliance
  • 1000L collaborative roadmap for scaling integrated landscape finance / Daniel Zimmer, Climate-KIC
  • Finance mechanisms for integrated landscape-wide investment / Paul Chatterton, Landscape Finance Lab

Discussion and participant recommendations for advancing the 1000L collaborative roadmap for scaling landscape finance

 

ContactsDaniel Zimmer, Climate-KIC, daniel.zimmer@climate-kic.orgSara J. Scherr, EcoAgriculture Partners, sscherr@ecoagriculture.org

 

Check out EcoAg’s COP27 Events of Interest



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