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Meeting Document
#107658
2016-03-15

Document

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

Meeting Document
#84106
2013-07-17

Document

Contribution of Ecosystem Restoration to the Objectives of the CBD and a Healthy Planet for All People, Presentation by Eric Chivian M.D. Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment Harvard Medical School

News Headlines
#129405
2021-06-21

Don’t Forget the People

With the start of the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs through 2030, a tremendous amount of money and effort will be put into re-growing forests, making over-exploited farmland productive, and reviving damaged marine environments.

News Headlines
#127614
2021-03-09

Eastern Oregon forest restoration efforts hampered by diameter limits on tree cutting

A quarter-century-old harvesting restriction intended to last one year has served as an obstacle to returning eastern Oregon national forests to the healthier, more fire-resilient conditions they embodied in the late 1800s, research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry shows.

Decision
COP 12
#13382

Decision XII/19

Ecosystem conservation and restoration

Recommendation
SBSTTA-18
#13336

Recommendation XVIII/11

Ecosystem conservation and restoration

Decision
COP 11
#13177

Decision XI/16

Ecosystem restoration

News Headlines
#127610
2021-03-09

Ecosystem restoration is a pressing issue in fragmented rainforest

In light of the United Nations (UN) declaration that 2021-2030 is the U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a group of scientists is voicing concerns about restoration in heavily fragmented landscapes under a hotter and drier future scenario.

News Headlines
#129090
2021-06-04

Ecosystem restoration is vital for climate, biodiversity

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. Countries also need to add similar commitments for oceans, according ...

News Headlines
#129121
2021-06-07

Ecosystem restoration: Lagos unveils a 4 yr redevelopment plan of suburbs

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed plans to embark on a four year redevelopment plan with massive tree planting, along Lagos-Epe and Badagry Expressway, aimed at ensuring resilient and sustainable environment in the state.

News Headlines
#118393
2018-10-01

El Salvador’s president urges U.N. support for proposed decade of ecosystem restoration

A proposal to devote a decade to promoting the restoration and rehabilitation of degraded landscapes worldwide edged a step closer to fruition at the U.N. General Assembly in New York last week.

Side Event
#2777
COP 11
2012-10-11

Endangered wetlands: comparative experiences on participatory strategic management to tackle socio-environmental conflicts.

This side event seeks to exchange valuable experiences regarding threatened wetlands and the use of environmental strategic tools (territorial planning, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, public participation and litigation) as a means of preventing or putting a ...

News Headlines
#128114
2021-04-21

Ethiopia Preparing for Third Round Massive Afforestation Campaign

Two years ago Ethiopia has announced a vision of planting some 10 million indigenous trees in three years. This year the country has been preparing to hit the target set of planting some six billion trees.

News Headlines
#123978
2020-01-28

Fallen trees sought to help restore salmon streams

A Vancouver Island non-profit society is looking for more than 1,000 pieces of wood and fallen trees in its project to restore salmon habitat in rivers around the island. Megan Francis, operations manager with Central Westcoast Forest Society, says natural timber that falls into rivers is an ex ...

News Headlines
#122394
2019-09-26

Farming plays key role in UN climate push on land restoration

With the United Nations Climate Summit underway this week, it has been the focal point of mass protests and media coverage, but another global climate initiative is revving up that focuses on large-scale land restoration as a way to counter the advent and impact of climate change.

News Headlines
#126748
2021-01-29

Feature: Restore Africa’s degraded land – Climate Adaptation Summit

“Land restoration has a positive impact on the economy, on business, on biodiversity and is a carbon sink, so you have multiple opportunities that can be achieved through land restoration,” Ibrahaim Thiaw told the Climate Adaptation Summit this week.

News Headlines
#127861
2021-04-01

Five facts you didn’t know about bamboo forests

June marks the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: an initiative led by the UN Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization, which aims to drive attention towards the urgent need to value and protect our ecosystems.

News Headlines
#123227
2019-12-03

Food, water, economic security improved through blueprint for ecological restoration standards

A blueprint to guide effective ecological restoration that can provide “profound ecosystem services benefits,” including better food and water security, improved health and cleaner air quality while delivering social and environmental equity and economic benefits has just been released.

News Headlines
#120005
2019-02-19

For a Warming World, A New Strategy for Protecting Watersheds

Long before an aspen tree fell on a power line in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains in June 2011, triggering the biggest wildfire in the state’s history, fire managers knew that New Mexico’s forests were vulnerable. Climate change-induced drought and higher temperatures had dried out the trees and soil.

News Headlines
#120495
2019-03-25

Forest Restoration in Riau Going Strong

Forests play a bigger part in our lives than we realize. The water we drink, the paper we use, the medicine we take, the houses we build are all derived from a rich ecosystem, along with countless other aspects of our daily lives, and yet we seldom connect all these things with our forests.

News Headlines
#122799
2019-10-30

From Indigenous apps to arts festivals, the many ways Africa is restoring itself

Ecosystem restoration, as defined by U.N. Environment, is “a process of reversing the degradation of ecosystems, such as landscapes, lakes and oceans to regain their ecological functionality.”

News Headlines
#129041
2021-06-02

Hosting World Environment Day Reflects Global Recognition Of Pakistan's Leading Role In Eco-system Restoration

Pakistan has been emerged as a global leader by providing nature based solutions to all key environmental challenges of ecosystem degradation and climate changes by taking record initiatives of planting 1.528 billion plants and expanding protected areas coverage during the last eight and half ye ...

News Headlines
#128117
2021-04-21

How to approach the great mission of forest landscape restoration – with evidence

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), defined as a process that aims to regain ecological functionality and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes, has been promoted as a way to tackle many of the key challenges we face, including land degradation, climate change, biodiversit ...

News Headlines
#128980
2021-06-01

In African drylands, farmers are coaxing former forests back into life

In the Dodoma region of Tanzania, an old farmer named Mr. Augustino had lived long enough to see the hills near his home go from being covered with trees to almost entirely barren. It had once rained more regularly, with water flowing in the rivers all year round. But over time, the rainfall les ...

News Headlines
#127065
2021-02-15

International Day of Forests 2021: Reafforestation is the Key to Recovery & Well-being

As we all know that forest covers one third of the Earth's land mass, performing crucial functions around the world. Around 1.6 billion people - including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures - depend on forests. The organisms living in forests are interdependent on each other. Plants make their ...

Notification
#2660
2017-09-05
Action by
2017-09-30

Invitation to consultation process for the “Caring for Coasts” Initiative

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/CSt/NG/86788 (2017-085)
To: CBD National Focal Points

pdf English 
Side Event
#2724
COP 11
2012-10-15

Issues at the intersection of poverty and critical ecosystems

The event includes presentations by Royal Bank of Scotland and some of their NGO partners of their work done in the space of providing sustainable livelihoods to communities that are located in the buffer zones or corridors of our wildlife protected areas and so, dependent on their resources. Th ...

News Headlines
#129104
2021-06-07

Knowledge-based proactive governance must for ecosystems restoration

Participants of a regional webinar on Sunday urged reforms in governance and integrated regional approaches towards identifying the challenges and threats confronting the ecosystems of the region from mountains to the coastal areas and deserts.

Side Event
#2709
COP 11
2012-10-18

Launch of UNDP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020, “The Future We Want: Biodiversity and Ecosystems—Driving Sustainable Development

Following global consultations, UNDP is launching its new framework to guide the agency’s technical support and policy advice to national governments on ecosystems and biodiversity over the period 2012 to 2020. The new framework will be launched at this event during the High-Level Segment by UN ...

News Headlines
#119282
2019-01-08

Lessons from China on large-scale landscape restoration

In the 1980s, the hilly Qianyanzhou region in Jiangxi Province, southern China, faced severe soil erosion due to deforestation and unsustainable farming practices. Fertile red soil was being washed away causing crop yields to tumble.

News Headlines
#128423
2021-05-05

Lessons from the rush to refore

When an international team of scientists announced in 2019 the potential of restoring forests to slow climate change, the world grabbed shovels. Tree-planting initiatives sprang up from Ethiopia to Nepal, spurred by corporations eager to sponsor them.

News Headlines
#127718
2021-03-16

Lessons learned in Burkina Faso can contribute to a new decade of forest restoration

Forest landscape restoration is attaining new global momentum this year under the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), an initiative launched by the United Nations. Burkina Faso, in West Africa, is one country that already has a head start in forest landscape restoration, and offers valu ...

News Headlines
#123460
2019-12-16

Limiting the loss of nature

With only about half of Earth's terrestrial surface remaining as natural vegetation, a University of Queensland-led team has proposed an international goal to halt its continued loss.

News Headlines
#128682
2021-05-17

Luggala peatlands to undergo restoration to support carbon capture and biodiversity

A peatland restoration project across extensive upland bog and heathland is to be undertaken at the famous Luggala estate in the Wicklow mountains.

News Headlines
#119147
2018-12-20

Luxury eco-retreat in Seychelles partners with 2 Swiss organisations to restore coral

Seychelles Fregate Island Private, a luxury eco-retreat, is partnering with two international organisations based in Switzerland for its first coral restoration project.

News Headlines
#129731
2021-07-27

Meet the ‘Mangrove restorers’, residents of Dzilam de Bravo who help reforestation

Dzilam de Bravo, Yucatán, (July 26, 2021).- Don Manuel González Salas still remembers that more than 19 years ago there was great mangrove vegetation on the coast of his native Dzilam de Bravo, Yucatán; but these images have faded little by little, with the passage of time.

Meeting
#5883

Meeting of the IPBES Task Force on Knowledge and Data

20 - 22 March 2019, Bonn, Germany

Press Release
#110582
2016-10-26

Mexico launches biodiversity and business alliance

26 OCTOBER 2016 – The Mexican Alliance for Biodiversity and Business, with the aim of promoting the protection, conservation and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems, was launched 17 October 2016 in Mexico City.

News Headlines
#129254
2021-06-11

Mulonga Water: ‘Ecosystem restoration’ sure way of water quality

Trees engulf man with a priceless breathing prowess while water saves the dying man from dehydration. Through numerous ecosystem services, natural environments play a fundamental role in protecting water. It’s the water utility firm that gets the blame when reservoir water levels get lower and g ...

News Headlines
#128026
2021-04-12

Nestlé joins billion-dollar industry initiative tackling Southeast Asia deforestation

The Nestlé group has joined a major industry initiative in Southeast Asia targeting the protection and restoration of over 500,000 hectares of tropical forests playing a central role in palm oil production, reports Neill Barston

News Headlines
#120181
2019-03-01

New UN decade to combat the ‘era’ of climate change, with optimism

On 1 March, the United Nations declared 2021 to 2030 the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a landmark decision to accelerate efforts to bring degraded landscapes back to health worldwide. The declaration was made following a statement to the General Assembly from El Salvador’s Minister of Environ ...

News Headlines
#123387
2019-12-11

New urgency in fight to restore Florida Everglades

Rising seas, polluted coastlines and the specter of more frequent droughts and storms have lent new urgency to efforts to restore the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, the largest freshwater wetland in the United States.

News Headlines
#123441
2019-12-13

Philippines’ mangroves could generate first-of-its-kind blue carbon credits in Asia-Pacific

The Philippines could be home to the first blue carbon project in Asia-Pacific that uses a ground-breaking method to calculate the amount of carbon stored in mangroves.

News Headlines
#127540
2021-03-04

Podcast: Restoration for peat’s sake

When over a million hectares of carbon-rich peatlands burned in Indonesia in 2019, a public health crisis followed – the haze that results causes serious respiratory issues for humans and wildlife, and contributes to climate change – and had not seen at that level since 2015, when the nation’s p ...

Side Event
#3264
COP 12
2014-10-14

Presentation of a Draft Sourcebook of opportunities for enhancing cooperation and collaboration among the biodiversity-related conventions at the national and regional levels

As part of the UNEP project “Improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity-related conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies”, funded by the European Union and the Swiss Government, a Sourcebook of opportunities for enhancing cooperation among the biodive ...

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