The GLF New York event was convened to engage a large diversity of actors challenged with considering the spectrum of global ecosystems, addressing
the main challenges and identifying viable strategies and enabling conditions for large-scale ecosystem restoration. Restoration is certainly not a novel idea; although restoration ecology is a relatively new discipline. Individuals and groups have been practicing ecosystem restoration for thousands of years. However, in the face of a human-induced climate crisis, contemporary restoration efforts are more urgently needed than ever before.