Building Bridges for Inspired Action: On Landscape Restoration and Social Alliances

Research co-authored by Commonland colleagues offers practice insights into the importance of stakeholder engagement, and explains why long-term landscape restoration initiatives must invest in social ...

“Bioregional weaving”: a solution to Europe’s most pressing problems?

A recap of the Bioregional Weaving Labs (BWL) Learning Summit, November 2023. It’s a cold, rainy day in East Germany. A diverse group of people from across Europe sit in a circle, periodically placi ...

Commonland welcomes new Managing Director, Gabrielle Taus, to drive further impact in coming decade

We are thrilled to announce that Gabrielle Taus will join Commonland as Managing Director on December 1st, 2023. Gabrielle will spearhead the team through a transformative chapter in the organisation& ...

A Greener Narrative in Africa: Insights from Community-Centered Research

Revitalising degraded land in Africa is a frontline strategy for mitigating climate change both at the local and the global level. Restoration efforts are not only crucial for local communities but pi ...

Turning ruin into regeneration: 10 ways landscape restoration tackles interrelated crises

Phoebe Weston’s November Guardian article 10 ways in which the climate crisis and nature loss are linked demonstrates the interrelation of the biodiversity and climate crises. From destroyed landsca ...

Reuters reports on Wide Open Agriculture Lupin production

At the end of 2023, Reuters covered the work of our partners Wide Open Agriculture (WOA) as pioneers in lupin production in Western Australia. The item presents the potential role of Lupins in the fut ...

Dive into 2024 with our New Year book recommendations

What better way to start the New Year than with a carefully curated list of books designed to deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you? We’ve got together with the whole Common ...

Bioregional weaving networks: Connecting people and land

Ellie Percey, Landscape Developer at Commonland, offers a reflection of the recent communing of the Bioregional Weaving Labs collective in Brandenburg, Germany, woven with inspiration from Robin Wall ...

Happy holidays from Commonland!

As we reflect on the journey of 2023, we find ourselves deeply grounded, and it’s all thanks to you. This holiday season,  we want to extend a warm and personal thank you to our incredible supp ...

Landscape finance

Revitalising Europe’s Landscapes: New Report on Financing Large-scale Nature Restoration

“Investing at landscape level requires us to look at our world through a different lens. An investment in landscape restoration is not just an investment in the environment, it is an inves ...

Regenerative farming and access to land rights are important for a sustainable future on a farm.

Access to Land Initiatives and the Commons: Four key takeaways

In modern society, the traditional concept of land ownership is being reimagined as a shared resource for collective benefit. The latest 4 Returns Community of Practice brings together experts to talk ...