FLR Projects and Partnership

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to restoration. IUCN has multiple projects and rich partnerships focused on facilitating the restoration of degraded forest landscapes around the world.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to restoration. IUCN has multiple projects and rich partnerships focused on facilitating the restoration of degraded forest landscapes around the world.

The Bonn Challenge

The Bonn Challenge is a global aspiration to restore 150 million hectares of the planet's deforested and degraded lands by 2020.  At the invitation of the German Government and IUCN, the Bonn Challenge was established at a ministerial roundtable in Bonn, Germany, in September of 2011. 

The Bonn Challenge represents  a practical, action-orientated platform to facilitate the implementation of several existing international commitments that require restoration, including the Conservation of Biodiversity Aichi Target 15, the UNFCCC REDD+ goal and the Rio+20 land degradation target.

Click here to learn more.

 

Knowledge for Forest Landscape Restoration

With support from the government of the United Kingdom, IUCN is creating new knowledge, tools, and in-country capacity-building projects to facilitate forest landscape restoration around the world.

Learn more about our work through the Knowledge for Forest Landscape Restoration Project

 

Private Investment in Landscape Restoration

Landscape restoration results in multiple benefits to both natural and human communities and can serve as a strategy for acheiving many diverse goals, from improving livelihoods at the local level to sequestering carbon at the global. But such diverse benefits can only be enjoyed if restoration is conducted on a large scale and in a manner consistent with local needs and participation.


This project of IUCN seeks to foster the accomplishment of both these goals - improving local livelihoods and increasing the pace and scale of restoration that can enhance carbon stocks - by facilitating strategic cooperation between private investors and local community land managers. The end goal is increased restoration that brings social and economic returns to farmers, local communities, and investors while fulfilling the REDD+ goal of reducing carbon emissions from land degradation.


IUCN currently works in four countries - Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and Ghana - to:

  •  Fill critical knowledge gaps and provide capacity for implementing landscape restoration as an early REDD+ action;
  • Mobilize partnerships to identify restoration opportunities, pilot and scale up investments in carbon intensive landscapes; and
  • Communicate experiences and learning to local, national and international practitioners and policy makers.

Check back soon for more information on the PiLaR project and our early milestones.

 

The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration

The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) is a worldwide network of Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) practioners and supporters working from the grassroots level upwards to spread best practice and political awareness of restoration and its powerful benefits. As the Secretariate of the GPFLR, IUCN coordinates the activities of this body.

Click here to learn more.

 

Epiphyte of Borneo
Relevant downloads: