Collaboration Across the Landscape to Mitigate the impacts of development (CALM)
• 18 February 2021
Guidance document, Report, ToolBiodiversity & business
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The CALM framework (Collaboration Across the Landscape to Mitigate the impacts of development), produced by Fauna & Flora, responds to shortcomings in the business-as-usual management of complex multi-use landscapes. It addresses the need for transformative change to ensure that landscapes are resilient, development is sustainable and social and ecological values survive and thrive.
CALM is a conceptual framework that brings a socioecological lens to land use and mitigation planning aimed at national and subnational governments, industry and other key actors within a given landscape. It promotes an inclusive and integrated landscape approach to the avoidance, mitigation and management of adverse impacts from development that engages with all sectors and scales of activity.
Delivery of the framework requires multi-stakeholder engagement and seeks to promote cross-sectoral and collaborative uptake and application of the mitigation hierarchy to achieve local and landscape objectives.
Further supporting materials (see resources below) in English and French include:
A simple infographic explaining the mitigation hierarchy to farmers
Detail on applying the mitigation hierarchy at a landscape level
Three working tables looking at (see sidebar to download tables):
– Impacts of sectors – How biodiversity and ecosystem services respond to mitigation actions – A linking table that covers impacts to biodiversity and ecosystem services
In addition, short animations have been produced explaining in brief what a socioecological system is (English and French) and avoiding and mitigating the impacts of development through collective and collaborative action (English and French).
The CALM Framework at a glance: Individual, collective and collaborative actions all contribute to landscape objectives