Utilising Landscape Scale Forest Ecosystem Rehabilitation as a Cost Effective Bridge for the Integrated Deployment of National Land-Based Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies

01 Nov 2015 to 31 Dec 2018


The rehabilitation of forest ecosystems – in an ecologically and socially compatible way and at a larger landscape scale – can provide a bridge while maximizing co-benefits for communities and biodiversity. This project piloted initiatives to optimize the implementation of actions that simultaneously contribute to both land-based mitigation and adaptation strategies via landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation. It achieved this goal by: (1) Identifying national “best bets” for optimizing coherent implementation of land-based mitigation and adaptation strategies; (2) Supporting national policy and programme development that integrates the “best bets”; and (3) Stimulating commitment among decision-makers and investors through global analysis, networking and policy influence.

Project Lead: Carole Saint Laurent