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News Headlines
#129048
2021-06-04

[Commentary] India holds great promise in this Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The World Environment Day on June 5 marks the formal launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a decade where efforts to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems will be made.

News Headlines
#129088
2021-06-04

Zimbabwe: World Environment Day - Let's Help Restore Our Ecosystems

Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world to mark World Environment Day tomorrow with various activities to raise awareness on environmental problems we are facing as a country such as air and water pollution, deforestation, veld fires, destruction of wildlife and plant diversity and numerous other p ...

News Headlines
#129608
2021-07-22

Yucatan has 20 thousand hectares of degraded mangrove swamp

Yucatán has around 20 thousand hectares of degraded mangrove, which represents 20 percent of the total of the state, revealed Dr. Jorge Herrera Silveira, a researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), Mérida, of the National Polytechnic Institute ( IPN).

News Headlines
#129089
2021-06-04

World Environment Day: Reversing domino effect of destruction of nature

Through innovation, we light up countries, build industries and travel overseas with unprecedented speed. With agricultural developments, a record number of people are being fed, and in some parts of the world, life expectancy has more than doubled.

News Headlines
#129000
2021-06-02

World Environment Day 2021: Know Importance Of ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ Theme & Significance Of This Day

The celebration of World Environment Day 2021 will also mark the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. New Delhi: Nature may not have appeared this beautiful ever, thanks to the lockdown measures imposed in various parts of the world in the last one year. In India people cherished th ...

Notification
#2217
2014-06-18

Workshop on synergies between REDD+ and ecosystem conservation and restoration in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, Douala, Cameroon, 8 to 11 July 2014

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/CS/LM/83662 (2014-087)
To: CBD National Focal Points: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe

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News Headlines
#122879
2019-11-06

Why restoring nature is so important to limiting climate change

A group of 27 countries met in Paris this month to raise $9.8 billion for the Green Climate Fund, a United Nations program that routes money from wealthier countries to poorer ones to combat climate change.

News Headlines
#128112
2021-04-20

What Burkina Faso can teach us about forest restoration

Centuries-old farming techniques used to restore degraded land in Burkina Faso could help guide wider landscape restoration efforts across Africa for both environmental and social benefits.

News Headlines
#122503
2019-10-03

Western Ghats forest cover improved after active ecological restoration, says study

A first-of-its-kind study, assessing the effectiveness of forest restoration in the Western Ghats, shows significant recovery of tree cover and plant biodiversity.

Recommendation
SBSTTA 15
#12969

Recommendation XV/2

Ways and means to support ecosystem restoration

News Headlines
#120603
2019-04-01

Warning: a sixth mass species extinction is on the cards

When an entrepreneur designs, makes and markets handbags made of donkey skin, and they become hugely popular, that’s good for business and employment, right? But if the donkey leather is sourced from developing countries with weak environmental laws, what is the socio-economic and environmental ...

News Headlines
#129291
2021-06-14

Vincent Sweeney | Latin America and Caribbean must commit to restoring ecosystems

Attempts to reverse the ongoing degradation of ecosystems in the Caribbean, largely due to human activity, have been consistently coming up short. In establishing a 10-year action plan, ministers for the environment in the region have committed themselves to goals aligned with the UN Decade on E ...

News Headlines
#123632
2020-01-09

Urgent Science in 2020

Declaring a global planetary emergency, improving sub-volcanic imaging to predict eruptions and developing artificial intelligence that works for humans are some of the urgent actions and research that experts in different fields want to see in 2020.

Meeting Document
#108123
2016-04-14

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/37

Compilation of Decisions of the Conference of the Parties Relevant to Ecosystem Restoration

Meeting Document
#108122
2016-04-14

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/36

Supplementary Information from the Society for Ecological Restoration on Technical Aspects of Ecological Restoration

Meeting Document
#99314
2014-05-26

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/14

Report on Issues in Progress: Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration

Meeting Document
#95458
2013-09-09

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/17/7

Progress Report on Ecosystem Restoration and Related Aichi Targets

Meeting Document
#82850
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/15/INF/13

SER 2011 Call to Action: Message of the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#81097
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/15/4

Ways and Means to Support Ecosystem Restoration

Meeting Document
#69305
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/INF/15

Society for Ecological Restoration – International Primer on Ecological Restoration

Meeting Document
#111860
2017-02-08

UNEP/CBD/ECR/WS/2016/2/1

Report of the Capacity-Building Workshop for Selected Subregions of Asia on the Restoration of Forest and Other Ecosystems to Support the Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Meeting Document
#101116
2014-09-29

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/19

Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Meeting Document
#101032
2014-09-22

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/18

Review of Global Assessments of Land and Ecosystem Degradation and Their Relevance in Achieving the Land-Based Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Meeting Document
#100567
2014-08-21

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/22

Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration

Meeting Document
#90397
2012-09-19

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/19

Most Used Definitions/Descriptions of Key Terms Related to Ecosystem Restoration

Meeting Document
#90396
2012-09-19

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/18

Available Tools and Technologies on Ecosystem Restoration

Meeting Document
#90395
2012-09-19

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/17

Available Guidance and Guidelines on Ecosystem Restoration

Meeting Document
#89799
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/21

Ecosystem Restoration

News Headlines
#120328
2019-03-12

UN accelerating commitments to restoration of ecosystem in Africa: official

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is accelerating commitments to restoring ecosystem in Africa, said an official on Tuesday."We are accelerating commitments for ecosystem restoration to improve resilience in the region," David Cooper, deputy executive secretary of CBD told reporter ...

News Headlines
#129050
2021-06-04

UN Urges Intense Restoration Of Nature To Address Climate And Biodiversity Crises

Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of nature and pollution, the world must deliver on its commitment to restore at least one billion degraded hectares of land in the next decade – an area about the size of China.

News Headlines
#122987
2019-11-14

Trees for Peace

A Great Green Wall, planted across the breadth of Africa, could serve as a bulwark against climate change and ecological breakdown.A desert is advancing on Nigeria and its neighbors. Each year, the Sahel cuts deeper into the land, overtaking farmlands, rupturing biodiversity and breeding insecurity.

News Headlines
#123000
2019-11-15

Trees for Peace

A desert is advancing on Nigeria and its neighbors. Each year, the Sahel cuts deeper into the land, overtaking farmlands, rupturing biodiversity and breeding insecurity.

News Headlines
#124259
2020-02-19

Tokyo Cement’s Silent Mission Restores Mangrove Forests in Trincomalee

We have in front of us a great opportunity to create awareness on the importance of Mangroves for people and our planet. Having commemorated the World Wetlands Day on the 2nd of February, this is an opportune moment to raise awareness about the vital role of Mangroves; an important type of wetl ...

News Headlines
#129002
2021-06-02

Time Odisha laid focus on ecosystem restoration

Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations together with the support of partners, it is dedicated to prevent, halt, and reverse the loss and degradation of ecosystems worldwide, and combate global warming, climate ...

Notification
#2902
2019-09-03
Action by
2019-09-16

Thematic Workshop on Ecosystem Restoration for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 6 to 8 November 2019 and Supporting pre-workshops – 4 to 5 November 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SG/LJ/88237 (2019-073)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; relevant organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities

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Meeting
#5933
News Headlines
#123957
2020-01-27

The story of a restored forest that restored lives

Jamini Mohan Mahanty is out for a morning walk every day. At 91, he is hale and hearty. A resident of Jharbagda village in Purulia district, West Bengal, Mahanty thanks the “green mountain” in his village for having added some extra years to his life.

News Headlines
#129605
2021-07-22

The power of assisted natural regeneration

When you think about restoring a deforested patch of land, you likely picture someone digging holes in the ground and planting seeds or saplings. Planting trees is important (if it’s done the right way), but in many cases, it’s better and cheaper to let trees grow on their own and forests restor ...

News Headlines
#122586
2019-10-09

The next frontier of ecosystem restoration: the deep sea

The deep seas are truly Earth’s last frontier, faraway worlds of alien beauty of which only an infinitesimal fraction have been explored—and it’s time to start thinking about how to restore them.

News Headlines
#127462
2021-03-02

The heart of a bio-circular economy: Date palm

We are now in a new age for sustainability. This year marks a shift in how we view sustainability and our individual actions to becoming more sustainable have been welcomed with open arms. It’s the year that the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) has finally begun, with high profile ...

News Headlines
#124069
2020-02-03

The divers rescuing a drowning island

Vaan Island in India’s Gulf of Mannar has been rapidly disappearing into the Laccadive Sea. But a team of marine biologists is working to save it.

News Headlines
#126747
2021-01-27

The Real Cost of Planting Trees

In Senegal’s Siné-Saloum and Casamance deltas, green seedlings poke through the water’s surface, standing on end like string beans reaching to the sky. There, in spindly clusters and lines, is the next generation of mangroves: six native species selected, seed collected from mature groves, then ...

News Headlines
#128025
2021-04-12

Tech stars tackle landscape restoration in the Aral Sea in innovative competition

For the week of 5–9 April, entrepreneurs from around the world gathered on Zoom to go head-to-head with proposals on how to fix one of the world’s largest environmental disasters. At stake: the fast-disappearing Aral Sea, the livelihoods and public health of millions of people, and a USD 5,000 p ...

Press Release
#124589
2020-03-09

Subregional exchange for the Caribbean on the restoration of forests and other ecosystems

9 March 2020 – Representatives from 12 Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago) will gather 9-13 March in Castries, Saint Lucia for a worksho ...

Notification
#2954
2020-01-17
Action by
2020-01-31

Subregional Exchange for the Caribbean on the Restoration of Forests and Other Ecosystems, Castries, Saint Lucia - 9 to 13 March 2020

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SBG/LJ/88547 (2020-005)
To: CBD National Focal Points from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

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CBD
Meeting
#5959
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