Videos: Discussion Forums

Discussion Forum 12: Help create the future of sustainable trade

Join the IDH and partners in discussing Verified Sourcing Areas: a new market mechanism aimed at providing large volumes of commodities in line with sustainability commitments at a competitive scale and price, while lifting the base level of sustainability in producing regions. VSAs provide an answer to pressing issues like deforestation, smallholder livelihoods, water- and […]

Discussion Forum 13: Securing Land Rights for Sustainable Landscape Management

This discussion forum will be an all-encompassing discussion with indigenous representatives engaged in landscape management across different regions and geographical and political conditions. The session will cover issues such as rights (land rights, water rights, etc.) as well as sustainable landscape management practices in various areas such as forest management, watershed management, agriculture production, desert […]

Discussion Forum 14: From forests to markets, making supply chains greener through PPPs

The forest landscape restoration (FLR) process should contribute to the development of a sound base for a circular bio-economy – away from the fossil fuel-based economy – and should guide a transition in which sustainable forestry and legal supply chains play a significant role in producing the timber and forest products, energy, food and ecosystem […]

Discussion Forum 15: Financing Forest Landscape Restoration

Stakeholders and policy makers discuss how to successfully incentivise private investments in forest landscape restoration (FLR) to reach the targets of initiatives like the Bonn Challenge, New York Declaration and AFR100.

Discussion Forum 16: Managing migration and remittances for environmentally sustainable

The objective of the session will be to bring together leading researchers, thinkers, and policy-makers working on the nexus between migration and sustainable development in order to facilitate a discussion on leveraging research and evidence at various levels (local, national and global) for informed policy-making and to deliberate on a set of action points for […]

Discussion Forum 17: Looking at the past to shape the Landscape Approach of the future

In an attempt to inform our recent Operationalizing landscape approaches project, this discussion forum will bring together a diverse set of panelists experienced in implementing integrated landscape approaches in various contexts. We will convey the historical context related to attempts to reconcile the objectives of multiple stakeholders within tropical landscapes, identify emerging strategies of interest […]

Discussion Forum 18: Landscape Programs in Actions: Experiences from the Field

An integrated landscape approach can help countries tackle rural development challenges – poverty, rapidly expanding populations, deforestation and land degradation, – and create thriving rural landscapes that benefit people, the economy and the environment. However, implementing a landscape approach requires political commitment, coordination across sectors, stakeholder engagement, financial resources, clear rights, and sound technical know-how. […]

Discussion Forum 19: Integrating bioenergy and landscape restoration in the tropics

Mixed bioenergy tree species planted in the tropics on degraded land could solve several international development challenges. Renewable energy is a key component of several U.N. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. They include affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), climate action (SDG 13) and life on land (SDG 15). Bioenergy agroforestry systems offer the potential […]