Beatty, C.R., Vidal, A., Kuzee, M., and Devesa, T.
Building on the information presented in the information document on restoration of forest ecosystems and landscapes as contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets ( UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/11 ) prepared for the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, the present document provides guidance, information and evidence about how forest landscape restoration (FLR) is already accelerating progress towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets , especially Targets 2, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity , through process – related activities (including biodiversity mainstreaming and capacity development). As forest landscape restoration activities start being implemented , they can also accelerate progress on the targets and vision through activity – based restoration interventions (sustainable management of natural resources, rehabilitation of degraded areas, and conservation of biodiversity) . Specific country examples are presented that illustrate the link between planned or implemented forest landscape restoration activities and national biodiversity targets that have been adopted in national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) , and demonstrate the connection made by Parties to the Convention between forest landscape restoration and ecosystem – based approaches to landscape restoration .
Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration:
Specific country examples are presented that illustrate the link between planned or implemented FLR activities and national biodiversity targets that have been adopted in NBSAPs, and demonstrate the connection made by Parties to the Convention between FLR and ecosystem-based approaches to landscape restoration. In reviewing the linkages between FLR strategies and national biodiversity targets, these reports are of particular relevance to activity B6 and can facilitate the integration of FLR-related objectives and targets in NBSAPs as well as national reports to the CBD.
- B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
IUCN, Global Forest and Climate Change Program