UNU Joins the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

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  • 2021•12•07     Tokyo

    UNU-IAS is pleased to announce that UNU has joined the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. On 25 November 2021 UNU was welcomed as a Collaborating Agency and as a new member of the Best Practices Task Force.

    The partnership is a broad-based global movement to protect and revive ecosystems all around the world for the benefit of people and nature. It is led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), spanning the period 2021–2030.

    The decade complements the SDGs and equips communities with the tools to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems by creating a platform through which sustainable practices and research can be shared worldwide.

    As a Collaborating Agency, UNU will play an active role in research and capacity building for ecosystem restoration in a wide range of areas including sustainability in production landscapes and seascapes, water management, and the integration of conservation and biocultural values into urban planning in large metropolitan areas.


    Led by FAO, the Best Practices Task Force focuses on shaping the knowledge component of the decade, including capacity development efforts and capitalisations as well as sharing and dissemination of good practices for restoration.

    To support implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Best Practices Task Force has created ten principles for ecosystem restoration. These principles not only guide actors in restoration but also define an effective restoration effort.

    Learn more about the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and how you can be part of the global #GenerationRestoration movement.


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    Action on biodiversity is urgently needed to sustain a healthy planet and the lives that it supports. UNU-IAS advances human–environment solutions to accelerate transformational change toward living in harmony with nature. Our research provides evidence-based inputs for implementing the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, with a focus on sustainable management of production landscapes and seascapes. As the secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), UNU-IAS mobilises efforts by 279 member organisations across the globe to build mutually beneficial human–nature relationships. Through technical and institutional capacity development activities, the institute supports governments and other stakeholders in applying landscape approaches and promotes participatory, inclusive management.