Outside of the Bonn Challenge, many countries have existing plans and targets for restoring degraded and deforested lands. These are actionable targets found in official government plans, REDD+ strategies, and in-country multilateral investment programs.

For instance, a recent report on the progress of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) highlighted that 114 parties to the UNFCCC have already submitted intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) containing land sector targets related to restoration, reforestation and afforestation. These 161.6 million hectares of NDC pledges could be aligned with the Bonn Challenge making a huge step toward reaching this global goal.

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