STAPER

The Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration (STAPER) was adopted at CBD COP 13. It is based on four main groups of activities and 24 steps. The activities listed in the Plan operate as “a menu of options, and can be implemented by countries and governmental bodies, in collaboration with international, national and local organizations, and in accordance with national legislation, circumstances and priorities.” Learn more about these four areas and STAPER at the Companion to the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration.

Use the search function below to find relevant projects and resources for each of the four areas.

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Resources

5 matching resources found.

Building on synergies: Harnessing community and smallholder forestry for Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract:

IUFRO’s Policy Brief “Building on synergies: Harnessing community and smallholder forestry for Sustainable Development Goals” explores the common constraints that undermine community and smallholder forestry around the world, including lack of fundamental rights (e.g., tenure), bureaucratic hurdles, unfavourable commercial arrangements and illegality. It explores avenues to overcome these constraints such as the development of a supportive institutional setting, unlocking economic opportunities, realizing education and capacity building programs, and increasing systematic monitoring of outcomes.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
By emphasizing the link between local land tenure rights and SDGs, this policy brief speaks to the legal and policy framework around land tenure emphasized by activity B2, the importance of strengthening education about restoration benefits in activity B3, and how restoration should be used to promote economic opportunity, relevant to activity B8.

Resource Type:White Paper
Publication Date: 2017
STAPER categories:
  • B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure
  • B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives

Coastal Zone Management Trust, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Abstract:

This green infrastructure finance mechanism is an innovative financial framework that provides a tool for mobilizing resources to implement restoration. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) designed and will test this first-ever mechanism that leverages the protective service of reefs and secures that ecosystem service with an insurance policy and funding structure. In partnership with the State Government of Quintana Roo, academic institutions, and the tourism and insurance industries, the project lays the groundwork for vulnerable coastal communities to strengthen both physical and financial resilience against climate change. This pilot project will support tourism and local communities by funding reef and beach protection and restoration after severe storms.

Resource Type:Web-based Resource
Publication Date: 2018
STAPER categories:
  • B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure
  • B9: Develop plans for resource mobilization

The International Land and Tenure Facility

Abstract:

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility is the first and only international, multi-stakeholder financial mechanism exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. It provides grants to implement tenure rights under existing law and policy and shares the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge. Launched in 2014 by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the Tenure Facility is dedicated to scaling up recognition of collective land and forest rights globally.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
This resource proposes a framework for countries to coordinate existing national law and policy with indigenous or collective land rights in accordance with activity B2.

Resource Type:Web-based Resource
Publication Date: 2019
STAPER categories:
  • B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure

UN-REDD Programme

Abstract:

The UN-REDD Programme supports countries to apply the UNFCCC’s safeguards, and to conduct land-use planning for REDD+ to deliver multiple environmental and social benefits while reducing risk. REDD+ activities, as defined by the UNFCCC, includes the enhancement of forest carbon stocks, which may be implemented through restoration interventions.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
The UN-REDD website contains resources on stakeholder engagement and gender balance (A3), forest governance (A4), and tenure security (B2). The Multiple Benefits webpage of the UN-REDD Programme contains a number of national and subnational scale spatial analyses of the potential for REDD+ implementation to deliver multiple benefits, which include the conservation of biodiversity, in line with activity A4. Several mapping tutorials and a GIS toolbox are also available to support REDD+ planning and secure multiple benefits.

Resource Type:Web-based Resource
Publication Date: 2019
STAPER categories:
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • A4: Assess the costs/benefits of ecosystem restoration
  • B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure

Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure

Abstract:

The overarching goals of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security are to achieve food security for all and support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security. While supporting efforts towards the eradication of hunger and poverty, the Guidelines are also intended to contribute to achieving sustainable livelihoods, social stability, housing security, rural development, environmental protection, and sustainable social and economic development.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
Guidance on land tenure (B2) has been developed by the FAO, through its Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure. The Guidelines serve as a reference and set out principles and internationally accepted standards for practices for the responsible governance of land tenure. They provide a framework that countries can use when developing their own strategies, policies, legislation, programmes and activities.

Resource Type:White Paper
Publication Date: 2012
STAPER categories:
  • B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure

Projects

1 matching projects found.

Coalición Restauración Ecosistemas Santurcinos, San Juan Puerto Rico

Country: Puerto Rico

Abstract: Proyect is foucus on coastal restoration on the most urbanized area of Puerto Rico at San Juan and Carolina. We identify ecosystems surrounding areas, educate about ecosystem services, and stablish contigent value. With outreach we involve the community interest to create planns for efficient management at very low cost. We need to improve the outreach becouse people sometimes get territorial and get against the proyect. For example, on the sand dunes restoration proyect the concesionaries...
STAPER categories:
  • A1: Assess degraded ecosystems
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • A4: Assess the costs/benefits of ecosystem restoration
  • A6: Identify options to reduce the drivers biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation
  • B1: Review, improve or establish legal, policy and financial frameworks for restoration
  • B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure
  • B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
  • B4: Review, improve or establish terrestrial and marine spatial planning processes
  • B5: Consider the need for safeguard measures
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • C1: Identify appropriate measures for conducting ecosystem restoration
  • C2: Consider how restoration can support sustainability of agriculture/production
  • C3: Develop ecosystem restoration plans with clear/measurable objectives and goals  
  • C4: Develop explicit implementation tasks, schedules, and budgets
  • D1: Assess the efficacy and effects of implementing the ecosystem restoration plan
  • D2: Adjust plans, expectations, procedures, and monitoring through adaptive management