Representatives of International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the World Resources Institute (WRI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), and Permian Global met in Colombia last month to start the implementation of the so-called 20×20 land restoration initative.
The Initiative itself was launched during the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum, alongside the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and aims restore 20 million hectares of land by 2020.
The recent meeting, hosted by CIAT, decided on a business plan and set the stage for its implementation. First concrete actions will be presented at the next UNFCCC COP21 in Paris at the end of the year.
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