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.
Be part of the solution
Read about different landscapes and their 4 returns approaches in practice.
Knowledge & tools
Find the resources you need for holistic landscape restoration
Meet, share and connect
Create your own profile, share your own cases and knowledge and connect to other global landscape restoration professionals.
Connect with other members and organisations on the map
Africa Wood Grow
Rehabilitating the Langkloof and Baviaanskloof catchments
The Landscapes and Livelihoods Group
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
Land Life Company
United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC)
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Ecosystem Restoration Camps
Peace Parks Foundation
4 Returns Monitoring
Landscape Finance Lab
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
Convention on Biological Diversity
Society for Ecological Restoration
World Resources Institute
Wide Open Agriculture
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
Ashley M Studholme
Águeda Carreño Espinosa.
Danielle de Nie
Eline van de Veen
Erica ten Broeke
Rianne C ten Veen
Heitor Campos de Sousa
John van Duursen
Johan van Putten
Joris de Vente
Marco de Redelijkheid
Max Wohlgemuth Kitslaar
Patrick Rutten, CEFA
Roos van der Deijl
Tea by Me
Wim van Zomeren
Wim van der Zwan
What can I do on 4returns?
This site is full of interesting stories, tools and organisations. And, we are constantly adding new stuff. So please feel free to browse and get familiar with all the content and how it is related.
Join & customize
If you become a member of the 4 returns platform, you can customize the content to your taste. You also can see and meet other members and show your skills to them. New members join every day, so keep coming back.
You can add your own story, tool or organisation to this platform. Please feel free to share. We will look over all your entries and help you with optimizing language and pictures if necessary.
4returns wants to support you in your work and to make it easier to connect to other professionals in the field of landscape restoration. We improve the platform constantly. Soon you will find jobs, more events and the possibility to discuss issues. Please share your experience with us. We love to hear it.
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.
22 hours to complete
all in English
Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Landscape Restoration