The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism


At the global level, the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) supports the implementation of forest and landscape restoration (FLR) through knowledge management, communication and outreach, capacity development, monitoring, resource mobilization and multi-partner initiatives. The FLRM team establishes restorative baselines and verification with the development of guidelines and standards for FLR projects. Regarding financial resource mobilization, the FLRM facilitates proposal developments, private sector investments and more for sustainable impacts. To advance global understanding and standards in restoration, the team consistently disseminates knowledge through existing networks and initiatives.

The activities of the FLRM are achieved through intersectoral collaboration with major FLR initiatives. The team co-leads the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030 (hereafter UN Decade) Task Force on Best Practices with the United Nations Environment Programme to develop the knowledge component of the UN Decade and disseminate good practices for restoration in all ecosystems. The FLRM is also a facilitator of The Economics of Ecosystem Restoration multi-partner initiative to collect standardized data on the costs and benefits of ecosystem restoration. As an active member of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration, the team plays an integral role in global restoration and knowledge sharing with a focus on the poorest and most highly degraded countries.

The FLRM contributes to the global discourse on FLR by communicating its successes and knowledge with a wide range of tools. For instance, the FLRM newsletter – available in English, French and Spanish – provides thousands of readers with regular updates in news and events relevant to the FLRM’s work. The team also produces publications, e-learning courses and webinars to empower practitioners with valuable expertise. Furthermore, the FLRM facilitates vibrant online Communities of Practice to support experience-sharing and inspire innovative projects.

For more information on our activities, please contact us at: [email protected].