How to get more inclusive restoration programs? Governance process, social engagement, and gender perspective

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Ludmila Pugliese

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Landscape restoration programs should be designed not only considering theoretical and ecological aspects, but also in the social dimension, since it just makes sense through human lens and intervention. This view change implies a broad perspective of the concepts and assumptions related to restoration initiatives with consequences on how to think and conduct restoration projects. The challenge now is how to integrate this aspect in our project, especially with regard to social engagement. The Atlantic Forest restoration PACT – a multi-stakeholder coalition that brings together more than 280 members to restore 15 million hectares on the Atlantic Forest Biome by 2050 – thereby enlightening some major issues related to scale-up process. Looking through PACT’s study case, we could analyze the main mechanisms associated with governance models, tools for analysis and monitoring protocols, and influence on public policy discourse, in terms of social engagement perspectives. The foremost achievements of the working groups, beside the total amount of the projects registered in the geodatabase, and public policy advocacy, suggest that the transdisciplinary approach, with the participatory methods, during all the stages of the process, can broaden the reach of the projects and also allow advances in knowledge in the field of landscape restoration.

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