Concluding discussion: Making sustainable landscapes the norm in the Asia-Pacific region

In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Chapter: 10

Key messages
-If current processes impacting land continue, the region risks transgressing the boundaries of a “safe operating space”.
-A vision of sustainable landscapes can guide policymaking and administration from regional to local levels towards more effective cross-boundary management of interdependent ecosystems.
-Priorities for sustainable land management include mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into policy at all levels, bringing sustainability into governance, promoting landscape approaches within regional planning frameworks that span urban and rural divides, promoting local innovations and solutions for sustainable rural and urban landscapes, and market reform.
-Achievement of these priorities would be facilitated by a regional “landscape observatory” acting as a science-policy interface.