Conservation International


Tool Type

Improvements | Improvements - landscape and jurisdictional approach

Risk Type

Climate change | Environmental

Feed Ingredients

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Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

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Aquaculture trimmings

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Oil palm

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Single-cell proteins (SCP)

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Vitamins & minerals

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Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

Conservation International works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. Combining fieldwork with innovations in science, policy, and finance, they’ve helped protect land and sea across more than 70 countries. Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

What are landscape and jurisdictional approaches?

Landscape and jurisdictional approaches are multi-stakeholder and collaborative initiatives in specific areas that help address risks and impacts of commodity production that are beyond the full control of individual companies. 

These place-based initiatives convene stakeholders to collaboratively pursue common environmental, social, and economic goals in a specific area. Stakeholder participation is key. Where they exist, actors should build on or strengthen existing initiatives.

Landscape approaches involve the collaboration of stakeholders in a landscape to reconcile and optimize multiple social, economic, and environmental objectives across multiple economic sectors and land uses. Landscape approaches are implemented through processes of integrated landscape management that convene diverse stakeholders to develop and implement land-use plans, policies, projects, investments, and other interventions to advance landscape sustainability goals. 

Jurisdictional approaches are a type of landscape approach that is developed within the administrative boundaries of sub-national or national governments, usually with an emphasis on the roles of government in public policy, land-use planning, law enforcement, investment, or other functions.

As a first step, advice, operational guidance, and further information on these approaches are provided by Conservation International as well as by the Accountability Framework Initiative.