Principles for Ecosystem Restoration to Guide the United Nations Decade 2021–2030

Principles for Ecosystem Restoration to Guide the United Nations Decade 2021–2030

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)

Language: English

Year: 2021

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

Location(s): Global