From collective learning to action. Integrated landscape approaches for sustainable development and climate change resilience.

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A policy mechanism is needed to better integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable management of terrestrial and maritime ecosystems in a practical and coherent way in order to achieve food security and improved livelihoods.

An integrated landscape approach can provide the basis for such a mechanism by facilitating the design and implementation of cross-sectoral frameworks and actions and addressing climate-relevant objectives at different scales.

Integrated approaches can build upon governance arrangements that meet diverse stakeholder objectives and serve as a means of implementation for achieving multiple SDGs and other international targets.
Integrated approaches are proposed to bridge science, practice and policy in order to overcome barriers and accelerate action for achieving the SDGs and associated targets.

The Satoyama Initiative proposes such an approach for the management of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), and the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) serves as a platform for stakeholders across countries and sectors to share their knowledge.

IPSI and similar mechanisms can play an important role in maintaining or building momentum for integrated action to foster the achievement of the SDGs and ecosystem-related climate goals.