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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.

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The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will launch with World Environment Day 2021 (5 June) – but action around the world is already taking off.

There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now.

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part.

Tag your social media posts with #GenerationRestoration and follow the movement here.

Activities lined up for the celebration

A taskforce to develop restoration capacities for the UN Decade – Jun 1, 2021 – 03:00pm WAT

To support the implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a FAO-led Task Force on Best Practices was established involving a group of 43 global leading organisations in charge of shaping the knowledge component of the UN Decade. This session will be the occasion to publicly introduce the key products developed by the task force, including a set of guiding principles for Ecosystem Restoration, and the key findings of a global capacity needs assessment, followed by a panel discussion on knowledge dissemination.

Register here

GLF Africa – Restoring forests and landscapes: challenges and opportunities for the upcoming Decade – 2 June 2021 at 14:45-15:30 CEST 

Photo by Urban Tree Revival Initiative

The launchpad will take place during the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Africa Digital Conference Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action on the Ground. GLF is offering complimentary tickets for all African nationals for this digital conference.

During the launchpad, the French edition of the international forestry journal Unasylva, “Restoring the Earth – the next decade” will be released. The journal is devoted to building momentum for the restoration agenda to 2030, particularly in light of the opportunities presented by major restoration commitments such as the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests, AFR100, Initiative 20×20 and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

Register here

GLF Africa – Enhancing Restoration Capacities in African Drylands: A decade for action – 3 June at 11:15 (CEST)

Photo by Sergey Pesterev – unsplash.com

The session Enhancing Restoration Capacities in African Drylands will take place on during the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Africa Digital Conference Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action on the Ground.

The event will raise awareness of the existing systemic capacities for restoration as well as the current gaps and barriers, and of the opportunities to meet these needs in the context of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

The session will highlight pathways towards enhancing practitioners’ capacities through the development or up-scaling of key knowledge products and various capacity development initiatives, such as the Landscape Academy, the FAO-ELTI youth contest, and the Restoration Factory.

Register here.

Follow the activities of UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration:

https://www.decadeonrestoration.org/

Join the movement and show your support:

https://www.decadeonrestoration.org/join-movement

  • Use the UN Decade’s Visual Identity  – On your website, social media, printed on a T-Shirt or on a sign at your restoration site
  • Make it your own: There are designed Visual Identity so you can use it however you want. You can even modify it to show what restoration means to you. 
  • Use the social media cards, sample messaging, animated visual identity and more to spread the word about the UN Decade. 

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