Advancing Forest Landscape Restoration in the Tropics: Experiences and Lessons for Socio-Ecological Resilience and Empowerment of Women in ITTO Projects

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability and International Tropical Timber Organization (2023). Advancing Forest Landscape Restoration in the Tropics: Experiences and Lessons for Socio-Ecological Resilience and Empowerment of Women in ITTO Projects. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

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  • Author United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    International Tropical Timber Organization
    Title Advancing Forest Landscape Restoration in the Tropics: Experiences and Lessons for Socio-Ecological Resilience and Empowerment of Women in ITTO Projects
    Publication Date 2023
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    Pages 36
    Language eng
    Abstract Landscape restoration, a holistic strategy addressing land degradation, intertwines ecological, economic, and social aspects. This study delves into Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) as a means to rejuvenate degraded forest landscapes and improve human well-being. Analysing 14 ITTO-funded FLR projects across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and South America, the research assesses FLR principles' application, spotlighting design, implementation, and outcomes. While projects embraced a landscape perspective, integrating diverse stakeholders, challenges persisted. Poverty-driven resource exploitation, inadequate enforcement of environmental laws, capacity gaps, stakeholder disputes, rural migration, and limited resources hindered FLR effectiveness. The study advocates consultative processes, emphasising stakeholder engagement and mapping socio-ecological intricacies. Trust-building, consensus formation, and identifying context-specific issues are crucial. Addressing marginalisation, especially concerning women and youth, demands attention, urging equitable FLR practices. The research underscores transdisciplinary approaches, multi-stakeholder dialogues, and integrating FLR principles into forestry policies. Capacity development initiatives, including peer learning and social learning tools, are pivotal. Embedding equity, notably gender-sensitive plans, in policies is imperative for successful FLR implementation. This comprehensive analysis illuminates the path towards sustainable FLR initiatives, fostering socio-ecological resilience. By bridging gaps and embracing inclusivity, FLR can truly become a catalyst for positive change, aligning human needs with ecological restoration efforts.
    UNBIS Thesaurus GENDER
    WOMEN
    ECOSYSTEMS
    Keyword Ecosystem restoration
    Landscape approaches
    Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI https://doi.org/10.53326/CGJY6327
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