Commonland was founded in 2013 by international experts and investors with the ambition to kick-start the development of a landscape restoration economy. Commonland aims to provide a practical framework to make the transition towards an economy that is based on the restoration of natural and productive landscapes.

Commonland aims to create 4 returns, in 3 landscape zones, over a period of 20 years. The 4 Returns Framework transforms degraded ecosystems by focusing on four measurable returns: healthy soils and biodiversity, security and jobs, Inspiration and hope, and sustainable financial income. It is a flexible approach that works in any ecosystem, taking the full local context into account, restoring biodiversity and scaling sustainable business cases.

Commonland does this through providing support in key areas such as practical implementation, policy influencing, fund mobilization, and working with all stakeholders to co-create a long-term landscape vision.

  • 2021
  • Influence Award
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