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Sub-regional exchange for the Caribbean on the restoration of forests and other ecosystems

Castries, 9-13 March 2020







The overall aim of the workshop is to support Parties in planning and carrying out national plans on ecosystem restoration, guided by the Short-Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration, with a focus on efforts taken in forest and other ecosystems to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Targets 5, 14 and 15 and related targets.


Expected outcomes:

  • Participants have a clear understanding of the distinction between the related concepts of ecological restoration, ecosystem restoration and forest landscape restoration and their potential to contribute to environmental and socio-economic national objectives.

  • Participants are aware of the international frameworks, goals and targets related to restoration 

  • Participants understand the value and process for setting ‘SMART’ targets on forest ecosystem restoration that provide a clear and quantifiable contribution to international goals and targets.

  • Participants’ knowledge has increased with regards to activities of the Short-Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration

  • A regional understanding emerges from the exchange among participants with regards to:

    • Assessment of progress in the planning and implementation of national forest restoration plans 

    • Identification of common barriers, challenges and bottlenecks to forest ecosystem and forest landscape restoration among countries of the region

    • Availability and relevant of global and regional initiatives, tools and resources on forest ecosystem restoration;

    • Benefits of ecosystem restoration to ecological, social and economic sustainability

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With financial
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