What is the Bonn Challenge Barometer

Around the world, governments, associations and private entities are working to meet FLR targets set under their Bonn Challenge commitments. Achieving these ambitious goals requires mobilizing institutions, private sector actors, and civil society to undertake FLR as a landscape approach through supportive policies, finance, and capacity building.

The Bonn Challenge Barometer offers pledgers a universally applicable, systematic framework for identifying, assessing and tracking action on Bonn Challenge commitments. The Barometer supports pledgers to not only evaluate progress and identify the impacts of their restoration efforts, but also to assess bottlenecks and opportunities to facilitate continued action.

The Bonn Challenge Barometer Protocol presents the full framework, its core principles, the process for data collection and analysis is available here.

The Barometer has two overarching dimensions

Success Factors

Enabling conditions measured through the policies, institutions, financial flows and technical planning that support FLR implementation. The indicators used under this dimension are:

  • Policies, plans, strategies and institutions
  • supporting FLR implementation
  • Financial flows towards FLR
  • Technical Planning in support of FLR
  • Monitoring systems in place to track FLR

Results & benefits

Land brought into restoration and the associated impacts on biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration and jobs creation. The indicators used under this dimension are:

  • Area brought into restoration (hectares)
  • CO2 sequestered
  • Biodiversity impacts
  • Jobs created