Sustainable land-use investment and management

Unsustainable land-use management in tropical forest countries can fuel conflict over competing land uses, and contributes to deforestation and forest degradation — which, in turn, increase carbon emissions.

Sustainable land-use investment and management

Unsustainable land-use management in tropical forest countries can fuel conflict over competing land uses, and contributes to deforestation and forest degradation — which, in turn, increase carbon emissions.

Unreliable data and limited government experience with land-use planning processes, a lack of coordination among sectors and stakeholders, and a lack of understanding of financial flows and incentives towards various land uses are all contributing factors.

Addressing these challenges is essential to implementing private-sector zero-deforestation commitments, and to operationalising land-use related activities in Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The EU REDD Facility has developed tools and approaches to support inclusive land-use planning, analyse and map financial flows, and track progress towards sustainability in various REDD+ countries. In this way, we support sustainable land-use investment and management in such countries, and generate lessons and experiences at national and subnational levels.

Actions

Mapping land-use finance in Colombia: closing the gap for forest conservation and climate action

The EU REDD Facility is mapping land-use financing in Colombia to identify key financial flows in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector and explore strategies for channelling new sources of funding to fulfil climate change and forest conservation commitments.

Mapping land-use finance in Ecuador for REDD+ action

With ProAmazonía, the EU REDD Facility conducted a mapping of public and private land-use finance flows in Ecuador using its Land-use Finance Tool. It aimed to assess the impact of finance on REDD+ actions and national forest and climate goals. The mapping results highlight the need to redirect financial resources toward sustainability and conservation efforts.
Home page of the Côte d’Ivoire regional sustainability scoreboardhttps://durabilite-regions-ci.org

Supporting decentralisation and Ivorian regions to improve natural resources sustainability

Discover how jurisdictional approaches developed by/in regions of Côte d’Ivoire can be a game changer, fostering coordination among stakeholders to address environmental issues and promote sustainable commodity production.