A Cost-Benefit Framework for Analyzing Forest Landscape Restoration Decisions
This report provides a cost-benefit analysis of forest land restoration (FLR) decisions with a focus on African countries. It seeks to help decision makers "set prices for payment for ecosystem services, identify sources of restoration finance, identify low-cost/high-benefit pathways towards carbon sequestration, and identify priority landscapes for restoration based on return-on-investment analysis."
conclusions & takeaways
The report suggests that while restoration decisions can be based on several criteria, an integrative approaches that recognize both costs and benefits will lead to the most ideal outcomes. The framework presented in this paper is useful for prioritizing investments in restoration across a variety of criteria thus it is likely helpful to practitioners who have limited funds for restoration activities.
Verdone, M. 2015. A cost-benefit framework for analyzing forest landscape restoration decisions. [online] Gland: IUCN. Accessible at: https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/45246 [Accessed 7 Nov. 2016].
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, Switzerland