Contribution of Ecosystem Restoration to the Objectives of the CBD and a Healthy Planet for All People

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

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The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets as the overarching biodiversity framework for the world community. In adopting the Strategic Plan, countries noted the importance of health and restoration by explicitly referring to them in both the vision and mission of the Strategy. Furthermore, target 14 of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets directly relates to ecosystem restoration and its contribution to health and well-being, while target 15 identifies restoration as a means to contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation and to combating desertification. Restoration can also make important contributions to the attainment of many other Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

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Technical Document

Convention on Biological Diversity