Landscapes For Our Future
Supporting 22 projects across >30 countries in the Global South, the European Union-funded Landscapes For Our Future programme proposes Integrated Landscape Management as a process for fostering co-created sustainability and resilience in landscapes through adaptive, inclusive and integrating strategies

Today, sectors such as agriculture and forestry are a leading driver of greenhouse gas emissions and degradation around the world. To accommodate the needs of growing populations, these sectors are facing increasing competition for land and resources. The Landscapes For Our Future programme aims to provide innovative solutions to such challenges by supporting 22 Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) projects across 19 countries and 3 sub-regions throughout the Global South.

The ILM approaches adopted by these 22 projects are showing great promise in helping manage competing land uses and reconcile fragmented public policies. ILM is integral to the European Union’s (EU) ambitious post-2020 biodiversity and food systems agendas and its commitment to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, helping support an inclusive green recovery consistent with the EU Green Deal.

Adoption of ILM approaches ensures the interests of all those who use the land, from farmers to herders to animals, tourists and conservationists are expressly accounted for. Each group benefits from land and its resources in unique ways, but their needs must be aligned and coordinated from the community to the national level.

By facilitating dialogue, planning and implementation across sectors, scales and stakeholders, ILM approaches contribute to more effective management of the socio-environmental conflicts that threaten the resilience of vulnerable ecosystems and peoples.

The Landscapes For Our Future programme helps design and implement sustainability solutions to context-specific land-use challenges in each of the supported countries, focusing specifically on three thematic areas:

  1. food and nutrition security, job creation and resilient and sustainable agriculture
  2. climate change mitigation and adaptation
  3. biodiversity, land and forest ecosystems conservation, restoration and sustainable use
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Featured Events

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La gestion intégrée du paysage en pratique : L’expérience du bassin du Congo

La 20e réunion des parties au Partenariat pour les forêts du bassin du Congo (PFBC) aura lieu du 3 au 5 juin 2024 à Kinshasa, en RDC. Nous y serons pour discuter de la gestion intégrée des paysages comme solution dans le Bassin du Congo, et pour lancer une nouvelle série de guides pour les praticiens. N’hésitez pas à nous rejoindre.

Salon Kasai, Kinshasa, en RDC
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Global Summit and Knowledge Exchange

The one week event gathered project teams from each region to share lessons learned, focus on key capacity gaps and shine light on innovative solutions found across the programme. The event was attended by global experts on a variety of topics and was filled with engaging and focused capacity development workshops to enable our programme teams to better orient their programing for more polycentric governance, participation and equity.

Nairobi, Kenya
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Where we work

Countries/sub-regional projects

The Landscapes for Our Future programme is providing support to 22 Integrated Land Management (ILM) projects across 19 countries and 3 sub-regions throughout the Global South.