El Mecanismo para la Restauración de Bosques y Paisajes

Introduction of the first publication from the GPFLR and other key restoration initiatives


The Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) Tim Christophersen will introduce the first publication on the Global State of Forest and Landscape Restoration, titled: “Restoring forests and landscapes: the key to a sustainable future”. The full publication is to be launched on 29 August 2018 during a Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) event in Nairobi, Kenya.

Other presentations will follow, updating the status of key global restoration initiatives supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The event will provide accessible information about key global restoration initiatives.


12:30  Welcome lunch

13:30  Introduction of the GPFLR publication: “Restoring forests and landscapes: the key to a sustainable future”
Tim Christophersen - Chair of the GPFLR

13:45  Presentation of The Restoration Initiative (TRI), funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF). TRI will be officially launched during the fourth quarter of 2018 and co-implemented by FAO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Douglas McGuire – Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM); Carole Saint-Laurent - IUCN
14:00  Presentation of the new Impact Program on Food systems, Land use, and Restoration under GEF-7
Pascal Martinez - GEF Secretariat
14:15  Panel discussion with participants and closing remarks

Simultaneous translation provided in English, French and Spanish