PLANGEA – Planning Integrated Land Use
PLANGEA is a flexible decision support platform to optimise integrated land use planning for conservation, restoration and sustainable agriculture. It generates priority maps and quantifies impacts for multiple criteria and all ecosystems types.
The high resolution of this analysis also makes it useful in guiding the implementation of regional, national and local restoration targets, offering customized solutions based on decision makers preferences.
In the first global scale analysis ever performed for ecosystem restoration the three criteria were:
maximising benefits for biodiversity conservation,
maximising benefits for climate change mitigation,
minimising restoration costs.
At Regional, national and local levels, we use participatory approach involving local stakeholders to offer tailor-made solutions to specific targets such as:
Generation of jobs and income in Caatinga biome in Brazil;
Water provision in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest;
Pollination of crops;
Potential to save land.
OUR METHODOLOGY AND SUPPORT PACKAGE:
- 1. Initial workshop with local decision makers to define criteria, data and scenarios
- 2. Data gathering and manipulation
- 3. Trade-offs optimization
- 4. First results analysis – estimated costs and benefits
- 5. Second round of local consultations – a validation exercise
- 6. Preparation of maps, spatial database and impact reports
- 7. Dissemination and support for policy implementation
Optional: tailored training workshops.
Past and current efforts supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), World Bank, the Federal Governments of Brazil, Germany and Norway and the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI).
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Restoring 30% of the world’s ecosystems in priority areas could stave off more than 70% of projected extinctions and absorb nearly half of the carbon built up in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution
Nature: Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration
Strategic approaches to restoring ecosystems can triple conservation gains and halve costs
Bernardo Strassburg at the ninth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity