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In this research theme, FTA’s partner institutions seek to achieve multiple environmental, economic and social development objectives in landscapes, hence they work with parties implementing key conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the corresponding targets of the UN SDGs.

The political commitment in the Bonn Challenge for forest landscape restoration has led to government initiatives, such as the 20×20 initiative for Latin America, for which FTA partners were among the founders. FTA partners are also actively participating in the AFR100 restoration initiative in Africa.

National agricultural and forestry research organizations constitute an important group of partners for FTA landscape theme activities, with linkages to national extension systems as well as local policy and action networks.

This research theme also engages in strategic partnerships with existing consortia and partnerships of relevance, including:
Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature (FPFN)
The Ibero-American Model Forest Network
Future Earth and Global Land Project Network
The national networks of Tropenbos International
ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins
Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services they provide (RUPES) and Pro-poor Rewards for Environmental Services in Africa (PRESA) networks

Further partnerships will be developed strategically to increase the likelihood that a relevant enabling environment will emerge, with organizations including the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the World Resources Institute (WRI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Ibero-American Model Forest Network.

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