Incentives for Thriving Landscapes
The Incentives for Thriving Landscapes program helps design, test, and evaluate land use policies, subsidies, compensation schemes and sustainable business plans that can support the adoption of conservation practices in economic sectors that depend on healthy terrestrial ecosystems. Forests, grasslands, farms and river systems support a wide range of economic activity and human communities around the world. When landowners face the right incentives, conversion and degradation of natural landscapes can be dramatically reduced. In order to accomplish these goals, the underlying economics must be understood and harnessed, whether though policy-driven incentives or unlocked business opportunities.