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Die Wiederherstellung waldreicher Landschaften

Cover Page of Policy Brief: "Die Wiederherstellung waldreicher Landschaften" with Key Messages

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Die Wiederherstellung waldreicher Landschaften


Noebel, Rebecca; Naumann, Sandra; Fuchs; Gregory (2022): Die Wiederherstellung waldreicher Landschaften. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bonn.

Restoration of forested landscapes, more commonly known as Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), is a process that has been established for over 20 years now for the mosaic restoration of degraded forest landscapes and their ecological functions. FLR as a term is used particularly in an international context, for example for large restoration projects in tropical areas of South America and Africa. At the European policy level, the term is less common. The UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration sees itself as a decade of action and offers a new global framework in which the implementation of the aforementioned FLR initiatives can be accelerated through better networking, as well as knowledge and experience exchange.

Based on policy developments and scientific evidence, this paper looks at the FLR approach, considering global (e.g., the Bonn Challenge) and regional (e.g., AFR100) initiatives for restoring (forest) ecosystems, among others, and examines their contribution to the UN multilateral goals.

The paper provides policy recommendations for large-scale implementation of ambitious policy commitments. Challenges that impede implementation activities are considered and solutions recommended, including integrated collaboration, financing, participatory planning processes, and more.

This paper is only available in German.

Restoration processes should be initiated on 150 million hectares of degraded land by 2020 and expanded to 350 million hectares by 2030.


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Sandra Naumann
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7 pp.
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Restoration, NBS, policymakers, governance, Forests, Forest Landscape Restoration, FLR, Bonn Challenge
Germany, Europe, South America, Africa