The rehabilitation of forest ecosystems – in an ecologically and socially compatible way and at a larger landscape scale – can provide a bridge while maximizing co-benefits for communities and biodiversity. This project will pilot initiatives to optimize the implementation of actions that simultaneously contribute to both land-based mitigation and adaptation strategies via landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation.

It will achieve this goal by:

1) Identifying national “best bets” for optimizing coherent implementation of land-based mitigation and adaptation strategies;

2) Supporting national policy and programme development that integrates the “best bets”; and

3) Stimulating commitment among decision-makers and investors through global analysis, networking and policy influence.