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 are 12 minutes behind - but the speakers we just heard are 10 years ahead of the time, so ...
Indigenous peoples are right on the frontline of the very real and dangerous fight for the world’s forests.
Indigenous peoples continue to cry until now and defend their land and forest for their welfare.
It’s important to know that people are not sitting down, people are taking action. And women are at the forefront of these actions.
17 Jul 2019
New World Resources Report on “Creating a Sustainable Food Future”
Join World Resources Institute for a livestream
14 Jul 2019
Greener LAND tool helps plot landscape restoration efforts
Open-access web tool can be used to target specific ecosystems
9 Jul 2019
Art and the conference
Dutch conference illustrator Geert Gratama on putting words into images
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