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FLRM Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism

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]

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New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), its progress and its ultimate goals were discussed and analyzed by the involved countries during the General Assembly’s 73rd session. Moreover, the importance of natural ecosystems and a collective effort to conserve them were emphasized. This resolution aligns with the FLRM’s mission to restore and preserve ecosystems and will lead to future progress. [More]


The Restoration Initiative (TRI) Programme

TRI unites 11 countries in order to contribute to the restoration and maintenance of critical landscapes to provide global environmental benefits and enhanced resilient economic development and livelihoods. TRI was officially launched in November 2016, and has since continued its efforts to restore landscapes at both the national and global levels, and be involved with other initiatives seeking to do the same. [More


International Climate Initiative (IKI) Programme

The FLRM will be providing technical assistance for “The Paris Agreement in action: upscaling forest and landscape restoration to achieve nationally determined contributions”. This initiative stems across Asia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and be implemented at the local and global levels. [More]

FAO established the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) in 2014, with the aim of helping countries meet their ambitious pledges to restore degraded lands made under the Bonn Challenge and related regional processes such...
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...