Lina Dolores Pohl Alfaro – Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Mexico, and a leading proponent of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – closes “Nature-Based Solutions: How Restoration Can Support a Healthy Climate, Economy and Planet” with an inspirational call to action.
A video message from Modi Pontio, Associate Director of the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program, on how the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program and the YUS Conservation Area – comprising of 78,000 hectares – have become a national model for conservation within the unique context of Papua New Guinea’s customary land tenure system.
Could humanity solve the climate crisis by restoring the Earth’s landscapes? This session explores the potential of restoration in climate change mitigation and adaptation in the lead-up to COP26. The panel emphasizes the need to connect on-the-ground monitoring with global commitments, and explore the role of community members in restoration initiatives, including gender dynamics and […]
From the genetic and species level to the ecosystem level, nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. Restoration can play a significant role in addressing biodiversity loss, such as by helping to restore and mitigate the loss of critical habitat for threatened species and ecosystems. However, many questions remain around the links […]
This session explores the potential of restoration in addressing the climate and biodiversity crises, and building resilience in the wake of Covid-19. It also examines the key implementation barriers that stand in the way of bringing nature-based solutions to scale, including the need to mobilise finance, transform policy and build capacity. Finally, with an eye […]
On 29 April 2021, the Global Landscapes Forum will organize a digital forum on FLR hosted jointly by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR). This event will help increase understanding in three key areas where FLR can make significant contributions: climate mitigation and adaptation, job […]
A pilot project in Chile explores how to ensure that farmers are properly rewarded for managing their land and livestock in ways that safeguard supplies of clean drinking water to users further downstream.* The project on Chiloé Island is part of efforts by the Forest Stewardship Council to expand its forest certification for a wide […]
Restoration in Niger and neighbouring countries has helped to “re-green” vast areas of rural West Africa with impressive results for agriculture and livelihoods – and at very low cost.* Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration involves restoring degraded lands at large scale by harnessing the self-interest of smallholder farmers themselves. It involves the systematic regrowth and management […]
Five years of afforestation and restoration in Turkey have dramatically extended tree cover, reduced the land’s vulnerability to erosion, helped combat global warming and greened thousands of public spaces.* Turkey faces a high level of land degradation and erosion due to topography, climate change and improper agricultural practices, over-destruction of range and forest lands and […]
Teaching and helping farmers to integrate trees into their lands is integral to a restoration project in a district of Rwanda that supplies most of the water used in the capital city* Building on years of experience with sustainable land and agro-ecosystem management activities in Rulindo district, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United […]