Global Landscapes Forum Session: Open Space for Restoration, Rights and Geodata | Land Portal

The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

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This session will build on and contribute to the panel discussion “Challenges in implementing a rights-based approach for sustainable management and restoration of landscapes and forests”. It will include short face-to-face discussions with guest speakers from the panel discussion, engaging the audience directly and through the virtual arena of Wisembly. The conversations will explore many aspects of land rights and restoration, from indigenous people to big data:

  • What is the ‘space’ for land rights in sustainable landscape management/restoration?
  • Restoration means multiple things at the same time. What are your top 3 priorities?
  • What is the ‘space’ for data (spatial data, open data, etc.) in sustainable landscape management and landscape restoration?

The interactions will enrich the open-access online portfolio on forest and landscape restoration (FLR) that is being developed by the Land Portal Foundation in partnership with GIZ and other organizations.

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SDG indicator 15.1.1 measures the relative extent of forest area in a given country. According to the metadata document, the availability of accurate data on a country's forest area is crucial for forest policy and planning within the context of sustainable development.

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