Working Landscapes


Working Landscapes

By promoting climate-smart landscapes, the Working Landscapes programme will contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation, improved livelihoods, and environmental integrity, which are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees in well-managed landscapes have the potential to contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation while supporting people’s livelihoods and sustaining agricultural value chains.

This programme focuses on the role and contribution of forests and trees in achieving climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through knowledge generation, capacity building and informed dialogue facilitation, we aim for impacts in terms of sustainable land use, inclusive governance, and responsible finance and business, with an emphasis on local men and women foresters and farmers, communities, indigenous peoples and forest, and farm producers’ organizations.

Tropenbos International is implementing the Working Landscapes programme through its network members in Ghana, DR Congo, Vietnam, Suriname, Indonesia, Columbia. In Ghana, the programme is being implemented in two adjoining landscapes namely Juaboso-Bia and Sefwi Wiawso. The Working Landscapes programme supports Ghana's policy direction and related actions such as the Ghana National Climate Change Policy, the Ghana Forestry Development Master Plan (FDMP), Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Programme (GCFRP) and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The programme is funded by the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands.





2019 - 2023


To promote transformational change towards climate-smart landscapes in the forested tropics, to help achieve the climate goals as defined in the Paris Agreement, while also contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.