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Overview

Historically the conservation field has primarily functioned by combatting conservation issues as they arise, thus being a reactive discipline. However, such a piecemeal approach is insufficient at addressing the complexity and reality of today's conservation challenges. 

Each conservation issue is shaped by not a single driver, but rather a suite of drivers, such as changing resource utilization, population growth, economic development, and climate change. Conservation planning needs to recognize these complexities and incorporate the impacts of these drivers of change into more effective conservation interventions.

This task group aims to develop a methodological approach to conservation and land use planning, based on scenario analysis, to incorporate equitable and climate-smart alternatives into land use decisions for conservation.

This methodology will be used in four sites to replicate a landscape-level planning process with multi-sectoral stakeholders in order to better understand drivers of landscape change.  Ultimately we will develop alternative scenarios for sustainable development and conservation of biodiversity.

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Incorporating Climate-smart Alternatives into Land Use Planning

The ABCG Land Use Management task group has developed methodological approaches for scenario analysis, and guidelines for its application in Africa. This is to help identify how to incorporate equitable and climate-smart alternatives into land use decisions for conservation.

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