Over 40 percent of the world’s population is affected by land degradation.
Land degradation threatens food security, fuels violent conflict, drives biodiversity loss and contributes to the climate crisis through carbon and nitrous oxide emissions. It costs the global economy around USD 6–10 trillion per year, or roughly 10 percent of gross world product.
One of the most promising solutions to land degradation is restoration, which aims to regain ecological functionality and enhance human well-being in deforested or degraded landscapes. More than 2 billion hectares of such landscapes stand to be restored globally. However, implementation still remains far below the level needed to address land degradation on a global scale.
On 29 April 2021, the Global Landscapes Forum will organize a digital forum on restoration 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 restoration can make significant contributions: climate mitigation and adaptation, job creation, and reducing threats to biodiversity. It will also provide an opportunity to showcase the role of partnerships and collaboration in successful restoration.
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Paul Elvis Tangem
African Union Commission
Rosario L. Perez
Indigenous Chamorro, advocate for Guam’s landscapes
Director General, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
The Nature Conservancy
Acting President and CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Forest Practice Leader, WWF
Organizations that engage with GLF
Global Landscapes Forum
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