Highlights and images for 27 November 2018



Catalina Santamaria, Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration

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On its 11th and final day, the Rio Conventions Pavilion focused on Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration. The Day aimed to:

  • Generate a better understanding of the role of global partnerships on forest and ecosystem restoration, as well as contributions from their individual members, in fostering progress towards the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
  • Build on the growing momentum around the restoration agenda, for which a UN Decade has been proposed;
  • Showcase policy and project-level initiatives to advance biodiversity, ecosystem services, sustainable development and climate goals in an integrated manner; and
  • Outline of the role that restoration targets could play in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Throughout the day, expert panels and interactive discussion sessions explored how to strengthen partnerships to further advance global forest, climate and biodiversity goals through restoration approaches. The sessions presented supporting tools and resources from partners, inspiring examples from restoration initiatives on the ground, as well as sustainable forest management models that incorporate biodiversity considerations. The Day was convened by the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) in collaboration with members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration, and the Society for Ecological Restoration, with support from the Korea Forest Service.

Photos by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis

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Opening session
Blaise Bodin, CBD Secretariat / Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI)
Ham Tae-Sik, Korea Forest Service
Jorge Ernesto Quezada, El Salvador
Stefan van der Esch, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Alexander Shestakov, CBD Secretariat
Taking stock of global opportunities for Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration
Mark Nicholson, Plants for Life International (PLI)
Adriana Vidal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Bernardo Strassburg, International Institute for Sustainability
Jim Hallett, Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
Implementing the Short Term Action Plan for Ecosystem Restoration
Madeline Craig, UN Development Programme (UNDP)
Liliane Parany, Madagascar National Parks
From L-R: Jim Hallett, SER; Mark Nicholson, PLI; Liliane Parany, Madagascar National Parks; and Blaise Bodin, CBD Secretariat / FERI
Jim Hallett, SER, and Mark Nicholson, PLI
Ruth Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda
Cooperation for efficient action on forest landscape and ecosystem restoration
Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Adriana Vidal, IUCN
Marie-Laetitia Busokeye, Rwanda
From L-R: Blaise Bodin, CBD Secretariat / FERI; Marie-Laetitia Busokeye, Rwanda; Hermine Kleymann, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff, FAO; Adriana Vidal, IUCN; Madeline Craig, UNDP; and Marieta Sakalian, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Hermine Kleymann, WWF
Marieta Sakalian, UNEP
Aligning action on biodiversity with the GEF-7 impact programs on Sustainable Forest Management and Food, Land use and Restoration
From L-R: Anja Gassner, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF); Jeffrey Griffin, FAO; Volatiana Rahanitrinianina, Madagascar; Aboubacar Oularé, Guinea; and Theresa Castillion-Elder, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)
Güenter Mitlacher, WWF
Aboubacar Oulare, Guinea
Jeffrey Griffin, FAO
Theresa Castillion-Elder, ACTO
Volatiana Rahanitrinianina, Madagascar
Closing session
Jamie Cavalier, GEF Secretariat
David Ainsworth, CBD Secretariat
Around the venue