Committee on Forestry High-level panel
Restoration and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 aims to support and scale up effots to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide and raise awareness of the importance of successful ecosystem restoration. The Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are co-leading the implementation of the Decade worldwide, ensuring strong cooperation with countries, other UN agencies and partners.
FAO framed a vision for the implementation of the Decade based on its mandate to make agricultural systems (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) more productive, efficient and sustainable, while managing and protecting the environment and the natural resources base that these systems depend upon.
This session will provide an update on the Decade implementation, with particular reference to the restoration of forested landscapes and obtain guidance of the 26th Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 26) on the implications of addressing the restoration of these ecosystems for FAO policies and programmes.