Lessons from Jurisdictional Approaches

Jurisdictional approaches seek to align interests and coordinate actions among governments, businesses, local communities, and NGOs toward shared conservation, supply chain sustainability, and green development goals. Focusing on the political level at which land use decisions are made and enforced, they work to advance land use planning of production and protection areas through geographically tailored policy interventions, market-based incentives, and, often, climate finance. In May 2017, WWF convened a group of experts and practitioners for a three-day workshop in Brasilia to “unpack” and analyze five leading jurisdictional initiatives in a peer-to-peer setting: Acre and Mato Grosso states in Brazil, the group of departments comprising Colombia's Orinoquia watershed, southern Ghana's cocoa-producing region, and southeastern Liberia. This video shared some of the workshop’s learnings and offers a preview to a full synthesis of lessons learned to be released in October.