Why integrated landscape approaches matter and how to unlock the public and private finance they need today, for tomorrow

12 November 2018

Healthy, thriving and biodiverse landscapes are vital to ensuring that the world stays within a well below 2C pathway, so it was no surprise that the financing of these macro-climate solutions was a hot topic at the summit in Dublin earlier in November.

Paul Chatterton, Lead and Founder of the WWF Landscape Finance Lab (LFL) is working closely with EIT Climate-KIC’s Sustainable Land Use theme, and said, “We can’t use the tools that have created the crisis to fix it. Project-based and sectoral approaches haven’t worked. We need new approaches. We need larger, long-term and integrated approaches, and landscapes provide this. Led by local communities, landscape programmes allow an elevated scale that can attract new public and private finance and deliver SDGs.”

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