Forests and poverty: the latest thinking

Gill Shepherd, IUCN Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy Thematic Adviser on Poverty and Landscapes, speaks on the latest thinking on forests and poverty, drawing from lessons that have come out of IUCN's innovative 'Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy' (LLS).

Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua Photo: Agni Boedhihartono / IUCN

The LLS initiative represents a new way of thinking - from seeing nature as needing to be protected from threats, to promoting negotiated plans and actions for productive landscapes.

To achieve this, the development and application of LLSs by our initiative goes beyond forest management and includes positive links with other sectors such as agriculture, water, energy, health and the private sector.

The application of livelihood and landscape strategies should provide for immediate needs as well as supporting long term change to improve human wellbeing and livelihood resilience.

 

Work area: 
Business
Business
Climate Change
WBCSD
Economics
Ecosystems
Ecosystems
Energy
Forests
Gender
Members
Social Policy
Water
Ecosystems
Social Policy
Environmental Law
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Energy
Forests
Livelihoods
Locally Controlled Forests
Forests
REDD+
World Heritage
Forests
Climate Change
Development
Forests
Climate Change
Forests
Location: 
Asia
South America
Mesoamerica
Europe
East and Southern Africa
West and Central Africa
West Asia
Oceania
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