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COP15 side-event: Forest Ecosystem Restoration a Crucial piece of the new Global Biodiversity Framework

On 14th December 2022, FERI and partners discussed the need to assess and (re)design restoration plans, link them to finance, and upscale implementation.
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Massive Online Open Course on Ecosystem Restoration

From 19 September to 20 November 2022, more than 16 thousand experts from 195 countries are learning how to develop a step-by-step ecosystem restoration plan and apply effective solutions in national and sub-national contexts.
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We-Plan Forests: a decision support tool for Ecosystem Restoration

the International Institute for Sustainability - Australia (IIS-AU) with the support of FERI, has developed the WePlan-Forests, a new tool for optimizing ecosystem restoration in tropical forests.
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The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework was adopted during COP-15, in Montreal, Canada.

The outcome document of the decision can be accessed here.

Aichi Target 5: “By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero, and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced.”


Aichi Target 14: "By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods, and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable."

Aichi Target 15: “By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 percent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.”

International day of forests:

March 21st 2023.

The theme for the 2023 International Day of Forests is "Forests and Health," which aims to highlight the vital role that forests play in sustaining human health and well-being. This includes the ways in which forests help to clean the air and water, provide essential food and fuel, and offer medicines and income to communities around the world. The theme also emphasizes the need to protect and sustainably manage our forests to ensure their continued benefits to people and the planet. Let's take this opportunity to learn more about the vital role of forests and the need to protect and sustainably manage them for the benefit of present and future generations. Click the link above for David Cooper´s statement, CBD Acting Executive Secretary.

COP 15 FERI side event

Montreal, Canada. 14 December 2022.

This side event will take stock of the achievements of FERI, and present the outlook to support future activities on forest ecosystem restoration and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans toward achieving the Goals and Targets of the new Global Biodiversity Framework and as a contribution to the Sustainable development goals At the event, you will discover FERI products and successes in collaboration with partners and learn about exciting new plans for supporting the GBF in the coming years.

2022 UN Biodiversity Conference 

Montreal, Canada. 7-19 December 2022

This year´s UN Biodiversity Conference includes two phases, the first was held virtually in October/2022, and the second part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention will be an in-person meeting in Montreal from December 7th to 19th, 2022. The key objective of the meeting is to finalize the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, including discussions on the new biodiversity targets, finance and benefit sharing. 

COP 15 Restoration Day

Montreal, date to be confirmed. 

The Restoration day at COP15 will be held at the Rio Pavillion during the COP15 in Montreal. The event will highlight the contributions of ecosystem restoration to the global biodiversity framework, as well as the climate change and land degradation neutrality targets. The event is co-organized by CBD, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UN Convention to Combat Deforestation (UNCCD). The UN Decade Flagship Initiatives will be announced during the event.

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