Joint Publications


Enabling Factors to Scale Up Forest Landscape Restoration

The time is now to make forest restoration (FLR) at scale a success. This study seeks to better understand enabling governance and economic factors that can inform FLR implementation, based on sound evidence gathered from diverse contexts.

Enabling Factors to Scale Up Forest Landscape Restoration: The Roles of Governance and Economics
Full Report with Case Studies
Published by WWF-Germany, November 2020
Author: Stephanie Mansourian, environmental consultant and Deputy Coordinator of the IUFRO Task Force on Transforming Forest Landscapes for Future Climates and Human Well-Being

WWF and IUFRO have come together to push the forest restoration agenda forward using our combined scientific, policy and field implementation expertise. Both of our organizations have been exploring lessons learned in FLR (IUFRO FLR Snapshot and WWF FLR Field Experiences) to understand what works and what doesn't as a basis for informing future implementation.

The purpose of this report is to identify the enabling factors at the national or subnational scale (including specifically governance and economic factors) that have motivated the initiation of forest restoration, that have enabled its implementation at scale, and that are key to sustaining it.

It reviews case studies of 10 locations that have scaled up forest restoration (Bhutan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kenya, Madagascar, Viet Nam, the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel, and Brazil's Espírito Santo State) in order to identify possible enabling factors related to governance and economics and thereby to guide future FLR interventions.

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