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Lessons from landscape finance projects now shared on improved website

6 June 2019

Landscape finance – mobilizing investments in sustainable landscape management - is receiving more and more interest within the conservation and finance community. But what are the best practices? How can we learn from the pioneers in this field, and apply their knowledge? IUCN NL and EcoAgriculture Partners have launched a wealth of learning materials to assist projects with this.

Since the launch of the Landscape Investment and Finance Toolkit (LIFT) last year, its founders IUCN NL and EcoAgriculture Partners have been collecting experiences among the 400 LIFT users. This has now resulted in a rich set of learning materials based on the pilot implementations of the toolkit.  These materials are presented on the LIFT website in our new 'Use Case' and 'Help Center' sections. In the next months, more material will be added that will help the LIFT Community increase access to landscape investment and finance. 

Use Case from Mindanao, Philippines

Our first Use Case highlights an early LIFT pilot by the landscape initiative in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, co-convened by Samdhana International and supported by IUCN NL. The story features a video interview with Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit, project leader for Samdhana, and details about the process they employed, as well as some exciting information on early results and benefits. 



Video lessons on all things Landscape Finance

The Help Center is filled with both written and video learning material about all aspects of landscape finance from the core concepts you need to know to apply LIFT to the details of the Business Model Canvas and investment coordination.
This video lesson, for example, introduces the power and purpose of developing a landscape finance strategy:



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