New Horizons for the Luc Hoffmann Institute
The institute has a new focus – to deliver fresh perspectives on critical conservation challenges and help develop new solutions that deliver real, sustainable change. Our 2017-2022 strategy has been developed with close partners and we are currently building a new work programme, harnessing lessons learned from our first phase of activity.
This first phase involved working with a range of partners on diverse projects under three research themes: place-based conservation, natural capital and ecosystem services and sustainable production and consumption.
Our portfolio included helping protected areas adapt to climate change, testing a ‘big data’ approach to show the links between watershed health and human health, assessing the biodiversity impact of agricultural commodities, and identifying solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of cities.
Several of these projects are ending in 2017 and we will be sharing the outputs as they are finalised. Summaries of our projects and their impacts are provided below.
As the first phase of the institute comes to a close, we are harnessing our lessons and experience to share with our principal funder, the MAVA Foundation, WWF and the global environmental change community who are seeking new ways to increase the impact of science in decision making.
We’ll keep you posted as our new activities develop.