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RSB landscape-level programme

The development of the bio-based and circular economy in a region touches several key areas – such as agriculture, waste management, industrial development, technology, policy, market, skills and the investment environment of that region.

In recognition of this, RSB’s landscape-level programme (LLP) is an integrated approach that supports sectors to transition from fossil resources and transform in a sustainable way, ensuring that this development adequately covers any social and environmental risks that come with using renewable resources and is validated by regional stakeholders.

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What is the LLP?

RSB’s LLP is an approach to initiating multi-year projects that:

  • Drives the development of a sustainable bio-based and circular economy
  • Through interventions at multiple levels of the economy
  • Across a defined landscape, and
  • In collaboration with international and regional stakeholders

The impact we achieve:

  • Capacity-building of current and future workforce in the practical skills needed to build a sustainable bio-based and circular economy
  • Investment and policy decisions based on long-term sustainable feedstock availability
  • Sustainability implemented through impact programmes and certification that enable access to international markets
  • Development of new material and fuel supply chains that creating positive sustainability impacts across landscapes

LLP methodology

RSB’s LLP methodology includes three phases:


The Orientation phase identifies data requirements and develops studies and partnerships to gather and analyse data needs with the goal to guide decision-making. For example, feedstock assessments that identify what feedstock is available in a determined region and what impact its utilisation can have on the regional economy, as well as techno-economic assessments to identify the economic feasibility of sustainable production.


The Engagement phase brings together stakeholders to validate data and processes and decide on the best strategies to achieve the programme’s goals. As an integral part of an LLP, it is crucial that the Engagement phase’s stakeholder engagement actively includes all landscape players, including industry, government, technical experts and relevant local and regional NGOs.


In the Implementation phase, we promote interventions based on the results of the Orientation and Engagement phases to develop the sustainable biocircular economy. For example, we implement education programme to upskill current and future decision-makers, and provide tools and guidance to industry and policymakers that support implementing sustainable supply chains.

LLP projects

See below for links to RSB’s current LLP projects:

Decarbonising Aviation Sustainably in Southeast Asia

Decarbonising aviation sustainably in Southeast Asia is a landscape-level programme project led by RSB, and powered by the Boeing Company and Standard Chartered, that aims to identify the most sustainable paths for Southeast Asia to become a global leader in sustainable aviation fuel production and use, and meet regional development goals.

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Improving Livelihoods through a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Improving Livelihoods through a Sustainable Bioeconomy is a landscape-level programme project led by RSB, and powered by the Boeing Company, that aims to link the development of the bio-based and circular economy with livelihoods in Brazil, Ethiopia and South Africa, in so doing connecting economic and social development.

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Fuelling the Sustainable Bioeconomy

Fuelling the Sustainable Bioeconomy is a landscape-level programme project led by RSB, and powered by The Boeing Company. It aims to help the aviation industry play a leading role in tackling climate change, creating jobs, stimulating economic growth, developing rural livelihoods and protecting the environment – with key support from WWF South Africa and WWF Brazil.

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