National Forest Monitoring

Delivering Restoration Outcomes for Biodiversity and Human Wellbeing - Resource Guide to Target 2 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

This side event during SBSTTA26 presented the draft version of the Resource Guide to Target 2 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (KMGBF).

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Time: 18:15-20:00 EAT (Nairobi)

Registration: Register Here

Topics: Ecosystem Restoration; Capacity Strengthening

GBF Goals and Targets: Goal A; Goal B; Target 2


  • Provide a platform for countries to share their experiences in setting up national restoration targets aligned with KMGBF Target 2.
  • Present the draft Resource Guide for Target 2 and initiate an informal feedback process to integrate inputs and recommendations from parties, experts, and other stakeholders.






18:15 - Opening Remarks from United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

By Natalia Alekseeva (UN Decade Coordinator, UNEP) and Tiina Vähänen (Deputy Director, Forestry Division, FAO)

18:20 - Introducing T2 Resource Guide Discussion Draft


  • Background on process
  • Overview of the Guide
  • Focus on the key elements of T2
  • Opportunities to engage

By George Gann (Society of Ecological Restoration [SER])

18:40 - Q&A

18:50 - Country Spotlight

·        Japan: What legal and policy mechanisms has Japan adopted that will facilitate the implementation of Target 2 across the whole of government? How traditional agricultural landscapes (such as Satoyama) are included in the restoration plan and activities?

By Mr. Hayato Ishii  Biodiversity Strategy Bureau of Japan's Ministry of Environment

·        Kenya; How will Kenya include biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing objectives in the planning and implementation of Target 2

By Ms.Lucy Ng'ang'a Ministry of Environment and Forestry

·        Brazil: What challenges and opportunities exist in integrating  ecosystem integrity and connectivity in your national restoration target?

By Mr. Braulio Diaz    Director of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Ministry of Environment

19:20 - Q&A

19:30 - Framework on Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM) in work

By Julian Fox (Senior Forestry Officer, Forestry Division, FAO)

19:45 - Q&A

19:55 - Closing remarks

Jamal Annagylyjova (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity [CBD])