Plenary Session. Building Capacity for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

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Bethanie Walder

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Since the announcement of the UN Decade, SER has been engaging with UNEP, FAO and other international organizations under the Global Forum on Ecological Restoration to promote the vision and goals of the Decade. As one of the original global partners, SER has supported the development of the strategy, participated in several Task Forces, and partnered to create the recently released guiding principles for the Decade. SER is also working to ensure that ecological restoration is recognized as a key tool for implementing the Decade, with an especially vital role in addressing the dual challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. The presentation will introduce SER, its partnership with the Decade, the new UN Decade guiding principles, the importance of ecological restoration in the context of the Decade, and other associated activities that SER is undertaking to support the Decade. It will tackle topics as the ecological restoration continuum, the systems to certify professionals (CERP) and projects (SER standards), discuss the excellent results of the Make a Difference Week 2021 and the plan to hold it annually, and finally invite attendees to SER by means of the Membership for All program.

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Conference Presentation, SERE2021

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