GIAHS - 全球重要农业文化遗产

Strategy Reveal and Engagement Kickstarter

15 September 2020

There has never been a more urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems than now. Restoration of ecosystem is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, mainly those on climate change, poverty eradication, food security, water and biodiversity conservation.

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (hereafter the Decade) is a global effort aimed at restoring the planet and ensuring One Health for people and nature. The Decade unites the world behind a common goal: preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. Forests, grasslands, croplands, wetlands, savannahs, and other terrestrial to inland water ecosystems, marine and coastal ecosystems and urban environments—all of them are in dire need of some level of protection and restoration.

This incredible challenge can only be met if everyone—including Member States, local governments, partners from the private sector, academia and civil society—come together to find viable, lasting solutions. Restoring damaged ecosystems is an efficient and cost-effective way people can work with nature to address the most pressing challenges humanity is facing today, i.e. the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic, especially in the context of the Build Back Better approach.

Read more about this joint effort of the UN Environment Programme and FAO here.