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The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM)

Deforestation and land degradation threatens the livelihoods, wellbeing, food, water, energy security and resilience of millions of people around the world. Over two billion hectares of land – an area the size of South America – are currently degraded, with a resulting loss of fertile soils, biodiversity and carbon stock. The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) is working to help countries restore degraded landscapes by identifying and implementing practices that restore a balance of the ecological, social and economic benefits of forests and trees within a broader pattern of land uses. [More]

Highlights


Forest and Landscape Restoration and Sustainable Land Management in the Sahel

The newly launched project “Forest and Landscape Restoration and Sustainable Land Management in the Sahel”, funded by FFEM, will allow field-based restauration actions in three communes of Burkina Faso and three communes of Niger. These activities will be designed and operated in a participatory way at the local level, with regional support for planning and monitoring. [More]


Good governance propels Forest Landscape Restoration in Philippines 

Forests are integral to providing environmental, social and economic services to the people in the Philippines. Alarmingly, forest cover declined from 16.9 million hectares in 1934 to 8.04 million hectares in 2015. To address this problem, FAO through its FLRM is supporting the government of the Philippines in FLR activities to achieve its national forest targets and address local demands. [More]


The FLRM Online Communities of Practice

The FLRM has built a new Forest and Landscape Restoration community of practice. The first online knowledge-sharing forum, “Innovative approaches for monitoring forest and landscape restoration”, was attended by 420 people from all over the world and new events are coming on other different topics, starting with the online forum “Forest and landscape restoration: Participatory approaches and monitoring”. [More]

Investments needed to achieve the ambitious restoration goals to which countries committed in the context of the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests and their decentralized processes are huge. Between USD 36 and...
Sound governance will drive Guatemala’s forest and landscape restoration. This article describes the set-up of a National Strategy for Forest Landscape Restoration which aims to restore 1.2 million ha of degraded land by 2045. Initial findings...
Public policy makers from developed and developing countries, at all levels (national, regional, local), have the opportunity to take leadership as FLR financing champions. Even without controlling private capital, they can support resource mobilization in...