The 3Returns Framework: A method for decision-making towards sustainable landscapes

At a Glance

Publication Date July 2020
Format pdf
Country Myanmar
Thematic Area Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

The 3Returns Framework, which covers financialnatural, and social and human capital, aims to support decision makers in the formulation and analysis of policies, financial instruments, allocation of resources, and the identification of practices for sustainable landscape interventions.

This report outlines the concept, method, and step-by-step guidance of the 3Returns Framework, along with lessons learned. It also presents an example of landscape assessment following the 3Returns Framework conducted in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar. The pilot study conducted in Myanmar illustrates the importance and usefulness of considering capitals when analysing sustainable landscape interventions and confirms the value of the return on investment (ROI) for supporting decision making.

This technical report was prepared by the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) Expert Group on Natural Capital, together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).