By promoting climate-smart landscapes, the Working Landscapes programme will contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation, improved livelihoods and environmental integrity, which are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees in well-managed landscapes have the potential to contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation, while supporting people’s livelihoods and sustaining agricultural value chains.
This programme focuses on the role and contribution of forests and trees in achieving climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through knowledge generation, capacity building and informed dialogue facilitation, we aim for impacts in terms of sustainable land use, inclusive governance and responsible finance and business, with an emphasis on local men and women foresters and farmers, communities, indigenous peoples and forest and farm producers’ organisations. The programme is developed by partners of Tropenbos International across 8 countries: Indonesia, Viet Nam, Ghana, DR Congo, Suriname, Colombia, Bolivia and Ethiopia.
Tropenbos Colombia implements the project in the Solano landscape, Caqueta, Colombia. We envision an intercultural climate-smart landscape with high forest cover can contribute to the connectivity and to maintain the ecological and climatic processes between the Amazon and the Andes, while providing an improved livelihood and income benefits to the inhabitants of the Solano landscape.