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

6 matching resources found.

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

Funding Ecosystem Restoration in Europe

Abstract:

Restoring ecosystems can increase biodiversity, safeguard the ecosystem services on which people and nature depend, and contribute to climate change mitigation. 2020 and beyond brings opportunities for significant scaling up of ecosystem restoration. Ambitions such as theEuropean Green Deal (2019), the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 (2020), the EU Nature Restoration Plan (2019), and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), present a tremendous opportunity to bring about transformational change.

In order to be successful, decision making must consider current and past ecosystem restoration activities, the amount and focus of past and current funding, and the range of actors involved. Until now, this information has been  unavailable. In response to this information gap, UNEP-WCMC and FFI compiled a database of over 400 ecosystem restoration projects within Europe. This report accompanies the database, and contains analysis of what was funded, where, by whom, how much, and for what purpose. You can access the database here: https://restorationfunders.com/

Resource Type:Technical Document
Publication Date: 2020
STAPER categories:
  • A4: Assess the costs/benefits of ecosystem restoration
  • A5: Assess institutional, policy, and legal frameworks & identify financial/technical resources
  • B9: Develop plans for resource mobilization

Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN)

Abstract:

Through its Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN), the UN Forum on Forests provides financing to promote the design of national forest financing strategies to mobilize resources for sustainable forest management, facilitate access to existing and emerging financing mechanisms, including the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund. The GFFFN serves as a clearing house on financing opportunities and as a tool for sharing lessons learned from successful projects.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration:
This resource builds an innovative network to provide financing for restoration efforts while also creating a space to share lessons learned, which is in line with activity B9.

Resource Type:Web-based Resource
Publication Date: 2019
STAPER categories:
  • B9: Develop plans for resource mobilization

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

Moving to Industrial-Scale Coral Habitat Restoration

Abstract:

Jesper Elzinga, Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, talks on ‘The Recovery of Reefs Using Industrial Techniques for Slick Harvesting and Release (RECRUIT)’ followed by Joaquim Garrabou, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona on ‘Lessons Learned from Coral Restoration in Shallow and Deep Environments’. There is potential to assist the recovery of impacted coral habitats through marine ecosystem restoration, but can it be achieved at a meaningful scale? This webinar addressed some of the methods that might be used in restoration of coral habitats and their applicability at larger scales.

Resource Type:Webinar
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
  • 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
  • B4: Review, improve or establish terrestrial and marine spatial planning processes
  • B6: Review, improve or establish targets, policies and strategies for ecosystem restoration
  • B9: Develop plans for resource mobilization
  • B10: Promote and support capacity-building, training, and technology transfer
  • C1: Identify appropriate measures for conducting ecosystem restoration
  • 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

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