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.


  1. 1. Initial workshop with local decision makers to define criteria, data and scenarios
  2. 2. Data gathering and manipulation
  3. 3. Trade-offs optimization
  4. 4. First results analysis – estimated costs and benefits
  5. 5. Second round of local consultations – a validation exercise
  6. 6. Preparation of maps, spatial database and impact reports
  7. 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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Related Partners (3)

Banco Mundial Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Federal Republic of Germany Ministério do Meio Ambiente - Governo Federal (MMA)