Integrated landscape approaches are regularly touted as a potential means to reconcile local socio-economic and global environmental challenges. The landscape represents an ideal scale at which to implement strategies and evaluate progress of initiatives designed towards more sustainable outcomes for both people and nature. As such, landscape approaches are increasingly acknowledged within global environmental policy discourse and have generated discussion and debate within the scientific and practitioner communities.
However, despite this momentum, there remains a lack of consensus on: how to define a landscape approach; how to best apply the approach in practice; and what is the appropriate spatial scale for implementation and analysis.
The Global Landscapes Forum has recognized these challenges since its inauguration and continues to stimulate the dialogue to enhance the discourse and ultimately generate meaningful solutions at the landscape scale. In anticipation of the forthcoming GLF Bonn, this digital summit presents a timely opportunity for a select group of experts and the broader GLF community to engage in a discussion that will directly address the pressing issues of definition, implementation and scale of landscape approaches.