Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Sustainable Landscapes centers on sustaining healthy and functioning forests, agrarian landscapes, waterways, coastal and marine ecosystems. Forests, soils, wetlands (including peatlands and mangroves) as well as marine systems are natural assets or natural capital which are interconnected and provide services which are of significant value to sustaining local and global economies.

Unfortunately, natural capital has been under-priced and under-protected, which has lead to environmental loss with consequential economic and societal impacts, especially the billions of rural households dependent on natural resources. Degradation of ecosystems cost governments and land users USD 10.6 trillion a year, which is 17% of the world’s GDP.

Key economic sectors in agriculture (including aquaculture), forestry and other land uses have been key drivers. 20-24% of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from the AFOLU sectors and although mangrove forests represent less than 1% of tropical forest area globally, they account for up to 10% of all emissions from deforestation. Recent studies have also highlighted that tropical peat fires – usually because of agriculture or poor land management – account for at least 25% of the total greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation.

Sustainable management and restoring the functions of these forests, waterways, agrarian, coastal and marine systems is critical for inclusive and sustainable economic growth – green growth.
Even though the private sector is financing increasing numbers of projects in these natural resource based sectors, investment towards landscape restoration falls short by approximately USD 300 billion a year.

Private investment in sustainable natural resource use and restoration of landscapes are scarce. Risks remain too high for mainstream investors and regulatory policy uncertain for sustainable and climate resilient investments.

Projects

CO07
Countries
CO07 Direct Access Entity Support and Sustainable AFOLU Pipeline Development in Colombia
Start Date Q4 23 November 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 377,822
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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CI01
Countries
CI01 Supporting Direct Access in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Start Date Q4 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,784
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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IN12
Countries
IN12 Narmada Landscape Restoration Project
Start Date Q2 15-6-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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BF08
Thematic Areas
Countries
BF08 Solar PV electricity for agricultural development
Start Date Q1 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 76,500
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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SN14
Countries
SN14 Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Senegal River Valley
Start Date Q1 January 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW17
Countries
RW17 GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda
Start Date Q1 03-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,823,993
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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ID05
Countries
ID05 Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP)
Start Date Q1 1 February 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 569,865
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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ID04
Countries
ID04 Green Growth Program Phase III Landscapes (GGP3 Landscapes) 2020-2022
Start Date Q4 1 October 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 10,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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MM18
Countries
MM18 Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystem Services to the Ayeyarwady Region for the Myanmar Natural Capital Accounting Program in the Ayeyarwady Region
Start Date Q2 May 10 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 80,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Project Reference Profiles – Sri Lanka(LK01) Scoping and program development
Start Date Q1 June 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 79,047
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Kiribati(KI02) Development of an Agricultural Strategy as an Addendum to the KV20 – Kiribati’s National Development Plan
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 121,238
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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MM03
Countries
MM03 Mangrove Restoration Program in Myanmar
Start Date Q1 Apr 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 150,920
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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MM11
Countries
MM11 Distributed Ledger Technology Powered Improved Cookstoves Finance Facility (DLTICS)
Start Date Q1 Oct 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 82,479
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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PE05
Countries
PE05 Mitigating Deforestation in Peru through Land Use Formalization
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 130,233
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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ET13
Countries
ET13 Support the Forest Sector Transformation Unit, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission
Start Date Q2 20190603
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Countries
ET11 Introducing climate- smart irrigated wheat systems in the Ethiopian lowlands
Start Date Q3 20190701
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 54,531
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Countries
BF03 Green growth governance- Supporting Sustainable Landscape and Scaling Up of Ecovillages Development Model
Start Date Q1 20190305
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 31,524
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Countries
Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for Medium to Large Scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Uganda
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 290,166
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Countries
Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Countries
REDD+ Financial Mechanism Colombia
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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News

News • June 8, 2021

World Environment Day : How GGGI is supporting Rwanda’s green growth strategy

5th June, Kigali , Rwanda. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has joined Rwanda and the rest of the World to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) on May 5, under the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Country Representative Rwanda said that the theme aligns with GGGI’s Strategy 2030 that […]

News • May 17, 2021

Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project Brochure Supported by the EU

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway. The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, inclusive […]

News • April 27, 2021

Upcoming Event: Strengthening Partnership on Climate Action, Forest Restoration and Peace

Date: May 3, 2021 (Monday) Time: Seoul 16:30 ~ 18:00 KST / Oslo 09:30 ~ 11:00 CEST / Jakarta 14:30 ~ 16:00 WIB Location: GGGI HQ 3FL / Hybrid (Online and In-person) Click here to RSVP Click here to download the full event program OBJECTIVE: The roundtable aims to bring together the Government of Korea, […]

News • April 20, 2021

FONERWA and GGGI sign a MoU to promote a green & climate-resilient economy in Rwanda

  Kigali, Rwanda on 20th April 2021, the National Fund for Environment -FONERWA and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) which aims to strengthen both parties’ further collaboration and cooperation in different areas. These include collaboration on the technical support towards the implementation of large-ticket-sized adaptation and mitigation […]

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • March 22, 2021

NTPC signs MoU with IIFM, Bhopal for Narmada Landscape Restoration Project – Press Information Bureau

December 7, 2020 – NTPC Ltd., one of India’s largest integrated energy company and a PSU under Ministry of Power, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, on December 4, to implement the Narmada Landscape Restoration Project. GGGI, with funding support from the United States Agency for International […]

News • March 18, 2021

Colombia to become the 39th Member of GGGI

Seoul, March 18, 2021. On Tuesday, March 16, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Rodolfo Enrique Zea Navarro, together with the Colombian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Juan Carlos Caiza Rosero, deposited before the president and Chair of GGGI, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the instrument […]

News • March 4, 2021

Strengthening Partnership on Climate Action, Forest Restoration and Peace

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; May 3, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy in Seoul, the Norwegian Agency for the Development Cooperation, Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative, the Environment Forest and Climate Change Commission, and the Korea Forest Service, organized an event on “Strengthening Partnership on Climate […]

News • February 21, 2021

GGGI and GIZ Partner to Increase Energy Efficiency and Access to Finance (including climate finance) for Rice Mills in the Senegal River Valley

In the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the agri-food sector represents one of the main pillars of the economy as it plays an important role in food security, employs around 55% of the population and contributes to about 30% of GDP per year. However, the sector faces many difficulties including the excessive use […]

News • January 27, 2021

Land-Based GHG Emission Reduction Program Milestone in East Kalimantan

Indonesia has signed the Emission Reduction Payment Agreement (ERPA) with the World Bank on November 25, 2020 electronically. This payment agreement concurs on the potential incentives for Indonesia, particularly East Kalimantan Province, to receive up to US$ 110 million from the Carbon Fund for reducing 22 million tons of carbon emission in East Kalimantan between […]

News • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]

News • September 29, 2020

Initial Steps to Develop an FMU Business Plan in Central Kalimantan

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, GGGI supporting the Forestry Office of Central Kalimantan Province held a Forest Management Unit (FMU) Business Plan Webinar featuring expert speakers Ir. Mintarjo Dwijomartono, Acting Director of Protected Forest Management Unit (KPHL), Directorate General of Watershed and Protected Forest Management (PDASHL) and Ir. Dody Dwinardy, M.M., Head of Sub-Directorate for […]

News • September 29, 2020

Validation Workshop on Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar; September 2, 2020 – GGGI organized a workshop on “Validation of Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems in the Ayeyarwady Region” on September 2, at the Environmental Conservation Department in Nay Pyi Taw. The workshop was organized as part of the World Bank funded project on the Analysis of […]

News • September 29, 2020

Pumps Solarization for Agriculture: Joint Mission GGGI, FONSIS, SAED in the valley down Senegal river

                                                                       September 21-23, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), FONSIS, & SAED went on a joint mission to local agricultural installations in rice-farming irrigated gardens in the valley located down the Senegal river. THE VISIT : Sites : In Dagana, 120 KM from Saint Louis and north of Senegal, a […]

News • September 16, 2020

Consultation Workshop on a GCF SAP concept note validation on “Climatic resilience and women empowering in Poro region in Côte d’Ivoire”.

On September 10th, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) of Côte d’Ivoire, under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a Consultation Workshop on a GCF SAP concept note validation on “Climatic resilience and women empowering in Poro region in Côte d’Ivoire” The objective of this […]

News • September 10, 2020

High-level virtual workshop on Enhancing Capacity of Ethiopia to Address Climate Change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: August 24, 2020- The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-organized a virtual workshop on Enhancing Capacity of Ethiopia to Address Climate Change. The workshop was held virtually on August 24, 2020. GGGI co-organized the workshop in collaboration with the Environment, Forestry and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) of Ethiopia, Korea International Cooperation Agency […]

News • September 9, 2020

Kiribati Approves Long-Term, National Agriculture Strategy

TARAWA, KIRIBATI – September 3, 2020- Today the Government of Kiribati launched the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy (KAS 2020-2030) as an addendum to the Kiribati Vision 2020 (KV20), the country’s the long-term national development plan. The KAS was adopted by Cabinet in March 2020. Held at the Kiribati House of Parliament, the launch event aimed to […]

News • September 2, 2020

Rwandan Circular Economy business model selected to compete globally in the 2020 Greenpreneurs Program

Youth entrepreneurship and engagement are critical to the long-term sustainability of green growth. As part of ongoing work in Rwanda, GGGI works to support and amplify the initiatives of young, emerging leaders combining climate action and sustainable business models to develop new products and services. Since establishing the Rwanda Country office in 2015, GGGI has […]

News • June 18, 2020

The Korea Forest Service holds a book launch for “Re-greening Ethiopia”

SEOUL – June 17, 2020 – The offline event for “Re-greening Ethiopia” Book launch was held on June 17 at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK), hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS). Previously known as The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17 is designated by the United […]

News • June 17, 2020

Rwanda and Italian entrepreneurs discuss business to business exchange for private sector engagement

Kigali, Rwanda -10th June 2020 with 280 registered participants the second webinar , a dialogue that attracted a vast interest across many industries with participants from across the globe representing several sectors. It was a successful second business to business knowledge exchange webinar. Having discussed the institutional arrangements in both Rwanda and Italy, the first […]

Reports

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

Landscape Analysis Report to scale up the installation of solar irrigation businesses in Senegal Senegal  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Landscape Analysis Report to scale up the installation of solar irrigation businesses in Senegal

Senegal  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Myanmar Coastal Landscapes Restoration Concept Note Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Myanmar Coastal Landscapes Restoration Concept Note

Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Revue des systèmes de MRV existants au Burkina Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Revue des systèmes de MRV existants au Burkina Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Enabling Green Growth in Indonesia’s Peatlands Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Enabling Green Growth in Indonesia’s Peatlands

Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Cross Cutting

Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Agriculture sector Jordan  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Agriculture sector

Jordan  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Senegal Solar PV Electricity for Agriculture Development Project Fact Sheet Senegal  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Senegal Solar PV Electricity for Agriculture Development Project Fact Sheet

Senegal  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Economic Appraisal of Ayeyarwady Delta Mangrove Forests Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Economic Appraisal of Ayeyarwady Delta Mangrove Forests

Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

The 3Returns Framework: A method for decision-making towards sustainable landscapes Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
The 3Returns Framework: A method for decision-making towards sustainable landscapes

Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030 Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030

Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda” Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Lineamientos para el diseño de programas y proyectos de reconversión ganadera sostenible Colombia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Lineamientos para el diseño de programas y proyectos de reconversión ganadera sostenible

Colombia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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