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

Ecosystem Service Valuation for Wetland Restoration: What it is, How to do it and Best Practice Recommendations

Abstract:

Many of the intrinsic and implicit benefits of wetland functions for society are unaccounted for in the market system. Therefore, communicating restoration project benefits, and hence, generating political and financial support for wetland restoration can prove difficult. Ecosystem service valuation is a technique which can aid in the development of public and political support for wetland restoration projects by deriving monetary values as well as relative value indicators (quantitative and qualitative) for many non-marketed benefits produced by wetlands. If performed well, it can provide a more balanced perspective of the costs of wetland restoration against a more comprehensive consideration of the associated benefits. This paper provides a brief overview of the terms “natural capital” and “ecosystem service valuation”, a history of their use in wetland practice and policy, and an explanation of the valuation process, available methods and recommendations for best practices within the field of wetland restoration.

Resource Type:White Paper
Publication Date: 2014
STAPER categories:
  • A4: Assess the costs/benefits of ecosystem restoration
  • A5: Assess institutional, policy, and legal frameworks & identify financial/technical resources
  • B1: Review, improve or establish legal, policy and financial frameworks for restoration
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

Fiscal incentives for agricultural commodity production: Options to forge compatibility with REDD+

Abstract:

The UN-REDD Programme published a policy brief on how to forge compatibility of financial incentives for agricultural production with REDD+. Fiscal policies and incentives are often key underlying drivers of forest change that influence land use behaviour in sectors that encroach on forests, although the understanding of their impacts on forests is often lacking. REDD+ provides an entry to rethink fiscal incentives for agricultural commodities as part of Countries National REDD+ Strategies and Actions Plans. REDD+ activities, as defined by the UNFCCC, includes the enhancement of forest carbon stocks, which may be implemented through restoration.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
Linking forest restoration goals with the agricultural production by promoting relevant financial incentives is in line with activity B8.

Resource Type:White Paper
Publication Date: 2016
STAPER categories:
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives

Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund

Abstract:

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification has launched the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund, an impact investment fund blending resources from the public, private and philanthropic sectors in support of achieving LDN through sustainable land management and land restoration projects undertaken by the private sector worldwide. The LDN Fund offers financing for the rehabilitation of degraded land and for sustainable business models on land undergoing or at risk of degradation.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
The Fund blends the needs identified in activity B8 with the recommended action in activity B9, leveraging public, private, and philanthropic financial resources to mobilize restoration efforts.

Resource Type:Web-based Resource
Publication Date: 2019
STAPER categories:
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B9: Develop plans for resource mobilization

Renewing Our Rivers: Stream Corridor Restoration in Dryland Regions

Abstract:

Based on lessons learned gained from 33 stream restoration case studies from Australia, Mexico, and U.S., Renewing Our Rivers provides practitioners start to finish guidance on planning and implementing stream corridor restoration. Chapters focus on such topics as developing restoration goals and objectives, evaluating watershed conditions, protecting streamflow (environmental flow), adapting stream restoration to climate change, implementing restoration tactics, and monitoring and evaluating restoration results.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
High relevance

Resource Type:Book
Publication Date: 2020
STAPER categories:
  • A1: Assess degraded ecosystems
  • A2: Identify/prioritize locations for meeting national contributions to Aichi Targets
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • A6: Identify options to reduce the drivers biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation
  • B1: Review, improve or establish legal, policy and financial frameworks for restoration
  • B4: Review, improve or establish terrestrial and marine spatial planning processes
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
  • B7: Develop accounting processes
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B9: Develop plans for resource mobilization
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer
  • 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
  • C5: Implement the measures
  • D1: Assess the efficacy and effects of implementing the ecosystem restoration plan
  • D2: Adjust plans, expectations, procedures, and monitoring through adaptive management
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

Projects

5 matching projects found.

Chemical Free Farming by Restoring Soil & Water table: Conserve Local Biodiversity

Country: India

Abstract: GPS location : 22 degree 18'04. 1" N and 72 degree 58'32.6" E Name: Devapura, Gujarat, India Agro biodiversity still falls under the category of being a "poorly defined emerging issue" In general, countries have taken agro-biodiversity to refer primarily to crop genetic resources, as this is where most of the conservation efforts have been focused. further, the chemical free agriculture not only restores the soil but also restore the native fauna, water table by decreasing the weeds....

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
Yes

STAPER categories:
  • A1: Assess degraded ecosystems
  • A2: Identify/prioritize locations for meeting national contributions to Aichi Targets
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer
  • C1: Identify appropriate measures for conducting ecosystem restoration
  • C2: Consider how restoration can support sustainability of agriculture/production
  • 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
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

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

Kenya: Dryland Rehabilitation and Community Resources Management by the Elangata Wuas Ecosystem Management Programme (Kajiado District)

Country: Kenya

Abstract: The Kenyan Maasai peoples' pastoral lifestyle has been curtailed since the coming of the colonial government to the present day. First, their movement was restricted South of the Uganda railway line in 1912 leading to heavy loss of prime pasture land including dry season grazing areas, salt licks and watering points. Nomadic pastoralism was perceived then as a retrogressive land use system and major cause of land degradation. In the early 1960s, the government of Kenya introduced a group ranch...
STAPER categories:
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer

Renature Monchique

Country: Portugal

Abstract: The primary objective of this partner-based project is to begin a process that assists private landowners within the municipal district of Monchique, Algarve Region, Portugal, affected by the wildfire of 2018. As most landowners have small-holdings, the project-based process required to access financial support is onerous and in many instances linked to reforestation legislation. The one-year project is funded by the Ryanair passengers Carbon Offset Fund. Based on ecological restoration...

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
Recover fire-damaged and degraded sites

STAPER categories:
  • A1: Assess degraded ecosystems
  • A2: Identify/prioritize locations for meeting national contributions to Aichi Targets
  • A3: Involve all relevant stakeholders
  • A4: Assess the costs/benefits of ecosystem restoration
  • A5: Assess institutional, policy, and legal frameworks & identify financial/technical resources
  • A6: Identify options to reduce the drivers biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation
  • B1: Review, improve or establish legal, policy and financial frameworks for restoration
  • 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
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer
  • 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
  • C5: Implement the measures
  • D1: Assess the efficacy and effects of implementing the ecosystem restoration plan
  • D2: Adjust plans, expectations, procedures, and monitoring through adaptive management
  • D3: Share lessons learned from planning, financing, implementing and monitoring ecosystem restoration plans

South Africa: Buffelsdraai Reforestation Project, Iqadi

Country: South Africa

Abstract: The Buffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project was established in 2008 by eThekwini Municipality’s Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department. The aim was to alleviate climate change impacts associated with Durban hosting several 2010 FIFATM World Cup matches. A carbon footprint of 307 208 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) was declared for the event, and this reforestation project seeks to offset approximately 42 214 tonnes of carbon over a 20-year...
STAPER categories:
  • B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
  • B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer