Land & Water

Global Partnership on Forest Land Restoration (GPFLR)

The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) is a proactive global network that unites governments, organizations, academic/research institutes, communities and individuals under a common goal: to restore the world’s lost and degraded forests and their surrounding landscapes.

Specifically, the GPFLR responds directly to the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.

GFLR aims to regain ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes through a landscape approach  to forest and landscape restoration (FLR). In the landscape approach planning units consist of large-scale physical areas with overlapping ecological, social and economic activities and multiple functions and services, including food, biodiversity, water, shelter, livelihoods, economic growth. The landscape approach demands that the multifunctional dimensions of land are properly analyzed, combining natural resources management with environmental and livelihood considerations, and asserts that forest and degraded land restoration will be best served by building sustainable relationships and negotiations between the diverse range of stakeholders. The principles for a landscape approach are summarized in a paper by J. Sayer et al. (2013).

The GPLR website provides access to many FLR resources and to a large number of case studies where FLR has been or is being implemented, showing the diversity of geographical areas, stakeholder groups, socio-economic conditions and restoration strategies.

Source (link)
Locality/Farm/Site, Watershed/Basin/Landscape
Framework/Guidelines, Maps/GIS
Locality/ Farm/ Site, Watershed/Basin/Landscape
Integrated biophysical and socio-economic/negotiated approaches/tools
Territorial development/sustainable land management
Thematic areas
Forestry - statistics, Land management/planning, Land use/cover
User Category
Technical specialist, Scientific advisor