To date, more than 100 million hectares have been pledged to the Bonn Challenge; a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030.
Today, the government of Brazil committed to restoring 12 million hectares of deforested land under the Bonn Challenge, joining 38 other countries, associations and companies in the global restoration effort.
On 3 December 2016, at the thirteenth Conference of Parties (COP13) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Government of Brazil announced its restoration commitments.
José Sarney Filho, Brazil's Environment Minister, spoke about the country's ambitious restoration commitments announced at COP13. Read his entire speech here. ###
On August 26, 2016, the second meeting of the Bonn Challenge Latin America 2016 was held in Panama City. This report summarises the proceedings of the session and provides updates on the work countries are undertaking towards the Bonn Challenge.
A new report explores the results of Viet Nam’s policies on protecting and restoring forests, with a special focus on the country’s efforts to implement sustainable forestry models.
Generating sufficient scientific knowledge to restore degraded land is critical in Africa because the continent largely depends on land and other natural resources for socioeconomi
Climate mitigation and adaptation are a country’s most pressing actions in the face of a looming global climate crisis –with catastrophic consequences already occurring in many coastal regions.
How can the conservation of, or the increase of, forested landscapes in the name of human well-being be justified without identifying how humans actually benefit? It is undoubtedly an imprecise endeavour.
The Government of Uganda, in partnership with IUCN, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and other government agencies, conducted an extensive assessment of restoration potential in the country. The study identified 8,079,6221 ha.