LLF places special focus on conservation measures that effectively address key threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services, and in the second half of 2022 developed its impact indicator framework at a program and site-level to track these conservation measures.
Site-level indicators are reported by grantees to LLF as part of semi-annual program reporting. The reporting templates were developed in a participatory approach together with donors and implementing partners. As of January 2023, implementing partners are required to regularly report on their progress and finances according to the LLF monitoring framework.
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LLF was set up to advance urgent global ambitions to curb biodiversity loss and prevent climate change.
By funding legacy landscapes, we work towards the goals laid out by international frameworks such as 30×30, COP targets for biodiversity and climate change, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Advancing COP15 Targets
In December 2022, governments from around the world attended COP15 in Montreal to decide upon a new set of global goals to preserve biodiversity. Below we outline how LLF’s work directly contributes to many of these targets.
The full text of the COP15 targets can be viewed here.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. These 17 global goals recognize that equitable development involves supporting people, nature, and climate as one. Below we outline how LLF’s work helps us achieve the SDGS.
More details about the SDGs can be found here.
1. No Poverty
Effective conservation in a region can promote livelihoods, educational opportunities, economic development, and sustainable tourism.
2. Zero Hunger
Preserving biodiversity is key to ensuring food security. By sustainably managing natural landscapes and supporting local communities, we ensure sustainable food production.
3. Good Health and Well-Being
As biodiversity declines, humans face greater risk of zoonotic disease and lose potential cures for health problems across the spectrum.
4. Quality Education
Conservation programs often provide educational resources to many local communities, supporting people to learn about biodiversity, climate resilience, and natural resource management.
5. Gender Equality
Effective management of natural resources requires both men and women to lead and participate. LLF requires its grantees to consider gender in their conservation programs.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Our legacy landscapes include many freshwater sources that are essential for the well-being and livelihoods of surrounding communities.
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
Effective conservation programs support communities to develop sustainable energy sources in the region while simultaneously respecting nature and biodiversity.
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
Conservation drives employment and livelihoods around the world. The ecosystem services and tourism opportunities provided by protected areas are crucial pillars of many national economies.
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Conservation is an innovative industry that propels local infrastructure and research forward. LLF works alongside its partners and grantees to develop and implement conservation innovation.
10. Reduced Inequalities
LLF was set up to address the biodiversity financing gap between the global north and south. Our conservation funding goes directly to nations and communities that need it most.
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
Holistic conservation programs enable many communities and regions to develop equitably. Protected areas can be key to preserving valuable ecosystem services, which provide innumerable sustainable growth opportunities.
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
Preserving outstanding natural areas means managing these resources efficiently. We support local people and experts to both maintain and yield benefits from protected areas.
13. Climate Action
Protecting biodiversity and protecting the climate go hand in hand. Natural landscapes regulate our climate, while conservation programs support necessary climate resilience measures for people and wildlife.
15. Life on Land
LLF funds terrestrial conservation. Its aim is to provide long-term funding to outstanding terrestrial landscapes for the benefit of biodiversity, people, and climate.