Related content for project "Strategic Support for the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration" (project ID 60020)
This policy paper addresses the restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems. The authors argue for synergies among UN decades and highlights the need to integrate different approaches to restoring marine and coastal ecosystems.
At the online conference, "Moore II: Restoring Intact Ecosystems and Sustainable Use – Pathways to Success," held on 25 April 2023, Gregory Fuchs presented a policy paper stressing the need for freshwater ecosystem restoration. The event, organized to support the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, specifically focused on peatland restoration.
This paper analyses the outcomes of the CBD COP15, specifically the adoption of the GBF and its implications for the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. Delving into the GBF's long-term status goals for 2050 and 23 action goals for 2030, the paper highlights the importance of Action Target 2, which calls for initiating effective restoration processes in at least 30% of all degraded terrestrial, inland water, coastal, and marine ecosystems by 2030. It also explores how the UN Decade's global network, knowledge pool, and expertise can significantly contribute to the successful implementation of the GBF's restoration goals. The paper presents policy recommendations to ensure that the GBF's ambitious targets are met in a timely and effective manner.
The paper contains policy recommendations, including the integration of measures into NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) and NBSAPs (National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans), the consideration of a binding water treaty and a UN special representative for water. Synergies between freshwater ecosystems and flood protection should be highlighted, and cross-sectoral cooperation promoted.
Following four years of development negotiations, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework on 19 December 2022, replacing the CBD's Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Targets. Ecologic Institute produced a series of policy briefs on ecosystem restoration, which is a key priority and specific target in the new global biodiversity framework. A separate publication on the outcomes of the CBD COP15 and their relevance to the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration is in preparation.
This policy brief provides an overview of ecosystem restoration as a nature-based solution to address societal challenges. It highlights the role of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration in this and outlines a policy context that situates the development of NBS in the policy discourse.
This policy brief analyses the role of the UNCCD in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. It links the UNCCD's key objective of achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN) with the concerns and objectives of the UN Decade.
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.
This paper provides an overview of the role of ecosystem restoration for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. It outlines a policy context that considers the evolution of restoration activities and their importance in different elements of the Convention, maps them on a time scale, and focuses particularly on NDCs. It provides policy recommendations to realize the adaptation potential of restoration. It has been included as an input for the German delegation at the COP27 climate negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
The UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration offers the opportunity to link thematic areas that were previously treated rather separately, as well as to clarify their interdependencies and to create synergies. This includes, for example, linking the topic of ecosystem restoration with different topics in the areas of biodiversity and climate. To illustrate these linkages, Ecologic Institute is preparing a total of 10 policy papers for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). These papers are intended to support key German actors in implementing the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration as part of the overarching GIZ project "Supporting the Design and Implementation of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration" (DEER).