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


The UN Decade Task Force on Best Practices

To boost actions for the implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a FAO-led Task Force on Best Practices was established to enhance knowledge dissemination and capacity development efforts. With more than 100 members, the Task Force gathers expertise in all ecosystems and connects all players with a stake in restoration. To learn more about the Task Force's role in supporting the implementation of the UN Decade, read its three key publications.

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]

Forest and land degradation affects almost 2 billion hectares (ha) of land and threatens the livelihoods, well-being, food, water and energy security of nearly 3.2 billion people. Forest and landscape restoration (FLR) is a relatively recent...
2021 marks the completion of The Restoration Initiative’s (TRI) third full year of implementation. Despite challenges lingering from the COVID-19 global pandemic, 2021 was a year of encouraging progress. As stay-at-home work requirements and other...
The booklet presents the key findings of the global capacity needs assessment conducted by the Task Force on Best Practices of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The assessment was undertaken to provide a baseline...