Governance

Theme 1 – Governance and legal frameworks to promote sustainable landscapes

Governance: Jurisdictional approaches to green development: Importance, challenges and opportunities

Watch video There is growing agreement that jurisdictional scale approaches are necessary in order to address the local challenges of green development in a way that can lead to national-scale results. And yet identifying and pursuing the best approaches is challenging in the context of ongoing decentralization and domestic reform processes, increasingly dynamic global commodity…

Governance: Governing access and securing rights to land and resources

Watch video Insecure titles over land, and unclear land and forest-use rights continue to hamper the efforts of the rural poor to secure their livelihoods throughout Southeast Asia. Agricultural expansion, illegal logging, new road infrastructure and settlements, mining concessions and increasing demands for land for food, fodder, fiber and bioenergy crops continue to result in…

Governance: Moving certification to the landscape level with ecosystem services

Watch video A landscape-based approach to forest management combining sustainable use of forest resources and the wider land use picture, can optimize the value and function of forests. Forest certification programs can provide a framework for rewarding such good forest management practice, and tools for evaluating performance. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) focused on a…