Leveraging science to help businesses reach their climate and biodiversity goals
Resilient Landscapes is an innovative CIFOR-ICRAF venture, which aims to leverage science and research in scaling up investments in nature-based solutions to tackle climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss and land degradation. It promotes strategic public-private partnerships through joint project design, benefit sharing and robust performance metrics generating financial, social and natural capital dividends for investors and businesses.
Resilient Landscapes’ mission is to scale up investments in nature-based solutions across landscapes and commodity supply chains by promoting science-based business cases; mobilizing financial investments; facilitating public-private partnerships; and ensuring environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance.
The initiative delivers a unique range of products, services and relationships developed through evidence-based analysis and design. It does this in collaboration with different public, private and civil society actors through contractual or partnership agreements across multiple scales. Resilient Landscapes assesses projects through five interconnected criteria: Technical Feasibility, Financial Viability, Operational Deliverability, Social/Political Acceptability and Environmental Sustainability.
Resilient Landscapes leverages CIFOR-ICRAF’s long-established partnerships with governments, donors, multilateral institutions, academia, NGOs, local communities, farmers, and youth and women’s groups.
Landscape restoration and bioenergy production for local economic growth in Serbia
Demand for woody biomass in Serbia and the Balkans has been growing exponentially. This project focuses on supply deals with large buyers to stabilize the local biomass market and ensure higher revenue for small- and large-scale growers. It is anticipated that this will result in greater investments along the supply chain.
CIFOR-ICRAF and E3I, an experienced and locally connected expert on sustainable energy, have jointly developed a project that meets concrete local business demands and delivers positive socio-environmental impacts for the region. Leveraging CIFOR-ICRAF’s science, Resilient Landscapes is working to secure impact investment and ensure a high level of project performance in terms of generating revenues and meeting environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance.