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Healthy landscapes provide food, water, clean air, stable climate, shelter, energy, livelihoods, life and meaning. Unfortunately, landscapes across the globe are degrading at a rapid rate. We believe that landscape restoration offers tremendous untapped opportunities for sustainable economic development. Globally, about 2 billion hectares can be restored.

That’s why we have taken the initiative for this learning platform: to enable a global community of academics, practitioners, policy makers, environmental and business professionals to meet each other and to share and exchange their knowledge, expertise and first-hand experiences with landscape restoration.

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Africa Wood Grow

Rehabilitating the Langkloof and Baviaanskloof catchments

The Landscapes and Livelihoods Group

Crowther Map

Restoration Evidence

Soil Navigator (EU)


Large-scale woodland restoration on a volcanic subarctic island

Sustain: The Australian Food Network

University of Western Australia – Centre for Social Impact


Regional regeneration of Western Australia

Restoring the landscape by building a movement

A new Dutch polder landscape

Opportunities for positive change through grazing management in rural areas of Kyrgyzstan

Nature^Squared: Connecting Ecology & Economics

CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation

The Nature Conservancy India

The IKEA Foundation

Presencing Institute

Land Life Company

Rewilding Europe

ReNature Foundation

United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC)

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

SAI Platform

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Peace Parks Foundation

4 Returns Monitoring

Landscape Finance Lab

UN Environment

IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management

Convention on Biological Diversity

Society for Ecological Restoration

World Resources Institute

EcoAgriculture Partners



Wide Open Agriculture


Living Lands

Nova School of Business & Economics

Spanish National Research Council

Partnerships Resource Centre

Rotterdam School of Management, Business & Society Management (RSM-BSM)


Where tradition and traceable products meet

Maps Altiplano Estepario in Spain

Collaborative landscape restoration after mining operation in Ghana

Aaron Minnick

Alexandra Tsiadi

Andreea Nanu

Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe

Ashley M Studholme

Bela Jankovich

Berglind Orradóttir

Águeda Carreño Espinosa.

Jeffrey North

Cristobal Sierra


Danielle de Nie


Dietmar Roth

Dyon Temming

Eline van de Veen

Elvira Marin


Erica ten Broeke

Eva Rood

Immo Fiebrig

Franz Fraitzl


Gijs Boers

Rianne C ten Veen

Heitor Campos de Sousa

Hugo Stekelenburg

John van Duursen

Jan Meertens

Johan van Putten

Jordi Pietx

Joris de Vente

Katrín Björnsdóttir

Kristel Bottinga

Marco de Redelijkheid

mahmoud khalaf

Marc Dekens

Martin Havik

Matthijs Boeschoten

Max Wohlgemuth Kitslaar

Marielle Horst-Gussenhoven

Mira Haddad

Manuel Montijano


Nicholas Berry

Opaline Lysiak

Patrick Rutten, CEFA

Pieter Ploeg

Roos van der Deijl

Jacob Mwaluda Kipongoso


Stuart McAlpine

Tamas Turcsan

Tea by Me

Tessa Snaterse

Wim van Zomeren

Wim van der Zwan

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4 Returns Community Events

As a growing 4 returns community we organize regular online and offline get togethers, webinars, expert practitioner meetings and more. On this platform, we also collect events organised by others which we find relevant in the context of holistic and business-driven landscape restoration. Check out what’s in store over the coming 6 months. You are most welcome to join.

Soil Advocate Training Course

January 22 @ 08:00 - March 4 @ 17:00 UTC+0

Communities for Future Online Summit

February 1 @ 08:00 - February 10 @ 17:00 UTC+0

Webinar: Build biodiversity and grow your business

February 13 @ 13:00 - 14:30 UTC+0

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  • all in English
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Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Landscape Restoration

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