To support the implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and help achieve its goals, there is a need for a shared vision of ecosystem restoration. A key step in creating a shared vision of ecosystem restoration is to adopt principles that underpin the full set of ecosystem restoration activities. To this end, this brochure presents ten principles for ecosystem restoration including a first principle that orients restoration in the context of the UN Decade, followed by nine best-practice principles. These best-practice principles detail the essential tenets of ecosystem restoration that should be followed to maximize net gain for native biodiversity, ecosystem health and integrity, and human health and well-being, across all biomes, sectors and regions.
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Union for Conservation of Nature's Commission on Ecosystem Management (IUCN CEM); Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Keyword(s): climate change, human well-being, knowledge sharing, land degradation, land use, policy integration, restoration, sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands, Forests, Agricultural Land, Oceans and Coasts, Mountains, Drylands and Rangelands