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]

To meet global restoration needs and recover degraded forests and landscapes, adequate public and private investments are required to support restoration activities on the ground.The new FAO publication “Local financing mechanisms for forest...
Significant investment is required to meet international restoration targets. Such investments often exceed national budgets and therefore responsible and coordinated investments are needed. The FAO Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) has been working with...
Forest and landscape restoration monitoring is an important component of a well-rounded restoration implementation strategy. This guide serves to assist stakeholders in monitoring tree-based restoration, with a focus on trees outside forests, such as trees...