502. New forest landscape restoration initiative in Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia to unlock climate action: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Event time: 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Location: Madison Hub South, Convene, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer: IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is a Nature-based Solution that delivers mitigation and adaptation outcomes. It is at the crux of global goals such as the Bonn Challenge, SDGs, Paris Agreement, and Land Degradation Neutrality. Multiple efforts are underway to mainstream FLR within land and forest-based targets in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by facilitating action on the ground and raising ambition for the next round of NDC submissions.

The event will feature short TED Flash talks from restoration champions and a moderated exchange with the audience including live polling. Speakers include: Madame Minister Svenja Schulze, Germany; Representatives of Kazakhstan, Georgia, Italy and/or Poland (TBC); Dr Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director General, IUCN ; Karin Kemper, World Bank

Countries as diverse as Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Scotland in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (ECCA) are rising to the restoration opportunity. Join country champions at the launch of a new regional initiative to bring 30 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes in ECCA into restoration by 2030 , in support of the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

This initiative will generate partnerships and promote knowledge sharing on climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of FLR among governments, private actors, and other stakeholders, to mobilize financial resources and technical support for implementation.

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Partners/Sponsors:World Bank, UNECE, FAO, UNCCD, World Resources Institute