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contribute transformative investments in natural capital while also developing human and social capital.A "landscape" approach to REDD+ and sustainable development is part of the process of identifying and achieving transformative investments to reduce potential negative impacts and to address tradeoffs, by facilitating a more coordinated approach to planning and policy formulation. This approach aims at maximising synergies between sustainable agriculture and REDD+ and ensuring that food production and forestry do not compete for natural resources. This is possible by looking at large, connected geographic or forested areas to fully understand natural resource conditions and trends, natural and human influences, and opportunities for balancing the needs for conservation, restoration and development. As a result, there is great potential for synergy between REDD+ and goals such as food security, the establishment and clarification of tenure rights for local communities and Indigenous Peoples, and concepts of equity. As a way forward for making landscapes more resilient in the face of climate change, "climate-smart agriculture" seeks to direct agricultural development along pathways that lead to sustainable increases of agricultural productivity and adaptive capacity of agricultural communities. Climate-smart agricultural practices Above: Indigenous forest community in GabonRight: Tapajos Forest Legal Deforestation" REDD+ provides an opportunity to shift the development paradigm away from destructive uses of forests and towards their conservation. "082 FORESTS

can also contribute to climate change adaptation and create opportunities for mitigating climate change through carbon capture in biomass and soils. When REDD+ is structured to promote sustainable development, it can play a key role in achieving broader development goals for improved livelihoods, mitigating climate change and providing a valuable platform for countries to share lessons and access new knowledge in a way that reflects each country context. Through the implementation of REDD+ activities, the UN-REDD Programme continues to bring together the expertise and experience of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to help countries prepare for REDD+ through the "One UN" delivery approach. The emerging lessons of this approach are potentially valuable to the UN system in supporting sustainable development efforts. Building on the valuable lessons emerging from REDD+, let us support world leaders to emerge from the upcoming Rio+ 20 conference with a renewed global commitment to sustainable development that recognises the life-sustaining multiple benefits forests provide. n About the AuthorDr Yemi Katerere is the Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat based in Geneva. Previously, Dr Katerere was the Deputy Director General of CIFOR, based in Indonesia, and CEO of Zimbabwe's Forestry Commission. Dr. Katerere holds a PhD in Forest Resources from the University of Idaho and has published extensively. In recognition of his contribution to forestry and development, Dr Katerere was awarded the Commonwealth Queen's Award in 1993. " there is great potential for synergy between REDD+ and goals such as food security, the establishment and clarification of tenure rights for local communities and Indigenous Peoples, and concepts of equity"FORESTS 083