Accelerating the Adoption of Landscape and Jurisdictional Approaches: Global Challenges and Policy Recommendations
This policy brief developed by CDP draws attention to the challenges of the international, national, and sub-national policy environments to unlock the benefits of Landscapes and Jurisdictional Approaches. A specific focus is placed on regional case studies from Brazil and Indonesia, two nations that exhibit the highest number of disclosed landscapes and jurisdictional initiatives through CDP’s disclosure platform. It also outlines required policy actions, which are pivotal in overcoming the barriers and challenges that might impede the adoption of this type of integrated approaches at scale.
The policy brief calls upon policymakers at all levels, inter alia, to:
- Support the formal and explicit recognition of Landscapes and Jursdicitional Approaches in international environmental agreements and work together on a standardized, unified definition;
- Develop integrated policy frameworks that facilitate the implementation of the long-term sustainability goals of landscapes and jurisdictions;
- Accelerate the design and implementation of economic policies and financial incentives foundational for the longevity of Landscape and Jurisdictional initiatives;
- Build strong and transparent monitoring and evaluation platforms.
The findings and recommendations in the report are drawn upon data collected through interviews with key stakeholders in Brazil and Indonesia, as well as through desk research.