IUFRO LE 2017-20

IUFRO LE 2017-20: Synergies and tradeoffs in Tropical Landscapes: The nexus between People, Forest, Energy, Water and Climate change

Author(s): Lalisa Duguma, Peter Minang

Institution(s): World Agroforestry Centre and ASB Partnership for The Tropical Forest Margins

Landscapes are shaped by the complex interactions between the various components (processes, practices, policies and partners). The physical and sociocultural features of landscapes are reflections of the diverse needs and interests of the different actors operating in the landscapes. Sustainably managing tropical landscapes requires understanding where high potentials for synergies and where maximum potentials for reducing tradeoffs exist. It is only after the proper identification of the two attributes that we can frame a negotiated intervention to sustainably develop/ manage tropical landscapes. This is crucial to achieve the SDG targets, the Bonn Challenge commitments, Aichi targets, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), REDD+ objectives, etc. The aim of this session is to bring together practitioners, researchers, politicians and other interested stakeholders to have an open discussion that could help take practical action to avert the whole ecosystem degradation due to lack of coordinated planning and implementation of interventions.