Sustainable Financing of Forest and Landscape Restoration

Further your career in resilient landscapes management

Estimated Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Enroll Now

About this program

To meet countries’ national commitments to restoring degraded landscapes, adequate public and private investments are needed to support the different steps of the FLR cycle. Financing sources are more efficient when used in a coordinated way.​ 

This course has been developed to improve the awareness and capacities of practitioners and policymakers to analyse FLR financial needs and opportunities, so that they are more effective at securing and coordinating funding for FLR interventions.

Visit the FAO elearning Academy course page to access the online and downloadable versions of the course, and to find out more about system requirements. 

This course is designed for a range of stakeholders with an interest in forest and landscape restoration, including practitioners and policymakers from: 

  • International and regional organizations and donors​ 
  • National governments
  • Private sector
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Research institutes and universities

You will learn about

  • The costs and benefits of FLR and related financing needs​ 
  • What makes a landscape ‘investment ready’​ 
  • The different types of FLR investors and their priorities​ 
  • The barriers to accessing FLR investment and creating an enabling environment​ 
  • Financial and market-based mechanisms for financing FLR interventions ​ 
  • The importance of coordinating different investment types and financing mechanisms to support FLR​ 
  • The importance of communication and building and strengthening alliances

Course structure
The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 35 to 55 minutes in duration each: 

  • Lesson 1 – Introduction to FLR financing 
  • Lesson 2 – Enabling FLR financing 
  • Lesson 3 – Financing mechanisms for local investment in FLR 


   Location : Online
Institution : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Topics: : Business & finance
Level: : Intermediate
Price: : Free

GLFx Digital & Community Support Intern

Location :

Overview The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was first launched in 2013 by CIFOR with core partners including UNEP, the Wo...

Communications Officer


Location : EFI Headquarters in Joensuu, Finland

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organisation with 30 member countries and around 120 associate a...

General Call for Applications – Consultant Roster


Location : Various Locations

Overview The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and...

Robust overview of learning opportunities for (future) landscape professionals

Professionally developed courses

Free online learning platform

Formal accreditation

Content based on global case-studies

About The Landscape Academy

At the Global Landscapes Forum, we believe that learning is the foundation of long-lasting change. Through collaborative learning among diverse stakeholders, conflicts can be mediated and solved, and innovative solutions to global challenges can be created. For professionals currently working in their landscapes or landscapes around the world, we help them understand landscape approaches and how to operationalize them within their own contexts.

For this, the Landscape Academy brings together relevant online and offline learning opportunities that you can choose from to create a customized program. GLF helps future professionals build their knowledge and shape their careers. Find your course or curriculum today.