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Author: Willem Ferwerda, contributions by Dominique Noome

Published by: Rotterdam School of Management, Business & Society Management (RSM-BSM) and the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management

This publication presents the 4 Returns approach and the rationale behind it. It is about hope and the potential for humans to address one of the most challenging issues of today: the degradation of natural ecosystems and the depletion of agro-systems. Insights and personal experiences from specialists and local people in ecology, agriculture, economics, sociology, business, governance and finance have all contributed to this paper.

The 4 returns, 3 zones, 20 years approach presents a holistic and practical business framework that uses a common language, and – based on science, technology and social stakeholder management tools – aims to establish Ecosystem Restoration Partnerships between people living on the land, companies, investors, governments and business schools, to restore degraded ecosystems that gives multiple returns, while teaching practical lessons and reaching international restoration targets.

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Versión en español

Ferwerda, W.H. (2016) 4 retornos, 3 zonas, 20 años : un marco holístico para la restauración ecológica por personas y empresas para las próximas generaciones. RSM, IUCN CEM (Gland, CH).

4 retornos, 3 zonas, 20 años es un llamamiento para crear un marco holístico mediante un lenguaje común que promueva el establecimiento de asociaciones de restauración de ecosistemas entre agricultores y usuarios de la tierra, empresas, inversores, gobiernos,escuelas de negocios y organizaciones de la sociedad civil, para restaurar ecosistemas degradados, que ofrece múltiples beneficios, enseña lecciones prácticas y persigue objetivos internacionales de restauración.

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