We need blended knowledge, we need to learn from the work of others. Then we can move on to blended finance for landscape restoration.
It’s important to know that people are not sitting down, people are taking action. And women are at the forefront of these actions.
We need to convince our citizens that we need a restoration program. We are proving that restoration is a big issue, an urgent action that all actors should pay attention to.
Throughout the world, there are about 3.2 billion people that are negatively affected by land degradation…We know the cost in loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services is more than 10% of the gross product globally – and that's not counting [the] livelihoods and food security of those depending on those resources. We must and we can change that.
We have seen more than 100 years of destruction of ecosystems, especially forests, and now it’s time to enter into 100 years of restoration – and this might be the first decade.
We have to know that landscape restoration is an opportunity to transform people’s lives, so we need to know that smallholder farmers should be at the front of the whole process.
The Decade has so many co-benefits for SDGs that go way beyond climate change. Restoration includes measures to create green jobs, help biodiversity, help farm income, stabilize water supply for big cities, stabilize food supply.
We as human beings need to see ourselves as part of nature… We are part of all the dynamics that led to this problem and part of the dynamics that are going to come up with the solutions.
13 Sep 2019
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