The Mole Ecological Landscape Land Use Dialogue was held 14 - 16 May 2019 and addressed livelihood and landscape challenges of the area encompassing Ghana’s largest protected area (Mole National Park).
The Mangai Landscape Land Use Dialogue was held 31 May - 4 June 2019 and addressed challenges of implementing restoration options discussed at the previous National Scoping Dialogue held in Kinshasa.
The LUD focused on the priority restoration areas identified by participants in the National Scoping Dialogue and built on the important information received from the focus groups.
Despite decades of work on forest policy, The Forests Dialogue’s (TFD) initiatives continue to face the question: who should own and control forests? Across the world, insecure tenure to land and forests threatens the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the people who depend on them. Resolving tenure can avert conflict, ensure equity, and sustain ecological integrity.
Tree plantations currently provide a third of the world’s industrial wood, a proportion expected to increase significantly in coming decades. They also have potential to deliver environmental services and social benefits, such as combating climate change and implementing conservation efforts.