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This digital summit is now over.

Date : 11 June 2019
Time : 11:00 - 12:30 UTC +2 (Use this tool to convert to your local time zone)

The restoration of forests and other natural ecosystems remains one of our most effective strategies for solving the climate and biodiversity crisis.  Though degradation is a systemic, pervasive phenomenon that undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people – there is hope on the horizon.

The recently declared UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 is a way to mobilize people and communities to radically change their landscapes over the next 10 years. Join this conversation on how to beat the climate crisis through nature and get your questions answered by leading scientists and practitioners.

  • Why should we restore? Learn how the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration can be a catalyst to transform humanity’s relationship with nature.
  • Where are the best areas to restore? Hear from Dr. Thomas Crowther, Chief Scientific Advisor to UN Trillion Trees Campaign, and Dr. Jean-Francois Bastin from ETH Zurich on novel methodologies to explore global potential of tree restoration.
  • How do we prioritize restoration on a country-level? Explore how UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) works with countries to identify suitable land for afforestation and reforestation activities for climate impact.

Introductory remarks by Mette Wilkie, Chief of Policy and Resources Division and Deputy Director of FAO

Host: UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO)



Our Speakers

Mette Løyche Wilkie

Director, Forestry Division, FAO

Tim Christophersen

VP, Climate Action, Salesforce

Khalil Walji

Capacity development specialist, FAO

Thomas Crowther

Professor for Ecosystem Ecology & Founder of Crowther Lab, ETH Zurich

Mathilde Iweins

Expert on ecosystem services and local finance, FAO

Jean-François Bastin

Postdoctoral Researcher ETH Zurich, Crowther Lab

Julian Fox

Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, FAO