Plenary session. United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Mette Wilkie

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It is estimated that one-third of the world’s farmland is degraded; one third of commercial fish stocks are over-exploited and in the last 30 years we have lost 420 million hectares of forests – that’s an area the size of India and Nigeria combined. The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 aims to address these and similar issues with a global call to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. The strategy prepared for the implementation of the Decade envisions a world where — for the health & wellbeing of all life on Earth and that of future generations —the relationship between humans and nature has been restored, where the area of healthy ecosystems is increasing and where ecosystem loss, fragmentation and degradation has been ended. Three interlinked pathways will help achieve this goal: the generation of a global movement; political will; and technical capacity. This presentation provides an update on the plans for the UN Decade and suggestions for how you can become part of #GenerationRestoration.

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