UN-DER

Contributing to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

 24 August 2020

Medforval, in joint collaboration with the Al-Shouf Cedar Society under a project financed by MAVA, is currently collecting good practices of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in the Mediterranean. If not full FLR, we are at least looking for forest restoration projects that have had economic and social implications. In particular, we would like to interview the implementers or coordinators of such initiatives, or people who have access to the relevant information.
Indeed, to scale up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide and raise awareness of the importance of successful ecosystem restoration, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021-2030 the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN-DER). Various Task Forces are working throughout 2020 to prepare for the Decade. One of these is the Task Force on Best Practices, preparing the ground for future knowledge capitalization and dissemination. Thanks to a solid background in restoration initiatives, and current involvement – with the Al-Shouf Cedar Society – in a MAVA project on Forest and Landscape Restoration, Medforval has become a member and a technical partner of the Task Force on Best Practices. Medforval is collecting information on forest restoration activities and assessing the extent to which they reflect the guidelines of the Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration. In order to do so, Medforval is seeking and interviewing organizations that have implemented ecosystem restoration with resulting social and economic benefits, a survey which will be conducted for UN-DER, and contribute to one of the outputs expected of the Task Force.

If you want to share your experience on ecosystem restoration activities and participate in the survey please directly contact Serena Arduino via email (below) to set a virtual interview or otherwise download the questionnaire at the following link and send it filled to Serena Arduino’s email.
The deadline for the survey is 25 September 2020.

For more information: Serena Arduino, Istituto Oikos – serena.arduino@istituto-oikos.org

Photo: © National Park Köprülü – Antalya