• Saturday, 22 June 2019
  • 16:00-17:30 UTC+02:00
  • Room: Salon Rheinaue

WORKSHOP: Restoring Our Ecosystems – What’s at Stake?

Salon Rheinaue

In response to the firm conclusions of the scientific community that the world has only 12 years to prevent runaway climate change and irreparable damage to Earth’s life support systems, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed a Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. The resolution recognizes the vital part to be played by nature-based solutions in combating the climate crisis and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. As we look ahead to the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration we ask two fundamental questions: if the world has only 12 years to prevent irreparable damage then this challenge is for all of us, so how do we identify, map and reach different stakeholder groups? Which are the power dynamics to be taken into consideration that exist within and around them? How can we best engage and enable communities across the globe to create change? And lastly, how can we reconnect to nature at a deep and profound level, recognising the interdependent relationships that exist and on which the security of our wellbeing and livelihoods depend. Join us in this workshop to contribute your thoughts, feelings and ideas to an ongoing consultation process that will inform the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.

During GLF Bonn 2019 the GLF Knowledge team will be co-creating and facilitating 4 workshops in order to contribute to the rights-based approach to sustainable landscape management, and to begin a collaborative consultation process for the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. Join us to think together in a participatory process that welcomes all experience and input.

To register please send an email GLF Knowledge Sharing Coordinator, Jessica Ball with one sentence stating why you wish to join this workshop. Please note workshops are limited to 30 spaces.