The 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. [Read More]

Countries receiving FLRM support - Interactive Map

Highlights

New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, its progress and its ultimate goals were discussed and analyzed by the involved countries during the General Assembly’s 73rd session. 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]

The FAO’s international journal for forestry Unasylva 252: ‘Restoring the Earth: The next...
The Restoration Initiative Year in Review 2019 is detailing progress and stories from the first year implementation of The Restoration Initiative (TRI) programme. With support from the Global Environment Facility, this pathbreaking programme led by...
This guide, jointly published by FAO and WRI, aims to help stakeholders develop a monitoring system tailored to their needs by identifying indicators and metrics to monitor progress toward their set goals. It emphazises the...