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Highlights for Tuesday, 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.

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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