Contributing to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

22 July 2020

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 will collect information on forest restoration activities and assess the extent to which they reflect the guidelines of the Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration. In summer 2020 Medforval will interview organizations which 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.

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

Photo: © National Park Köprülü – Antalya