This blog post is part of the CGIAR’s Agriculture and Ecosystem Blog’s month-long series on landscape restoration. Cora van Oosten explores on how to effectively restore landscapes at scale, and whether it is better to start restoration at the global policy level, or directly with landscape actors on the ground.
Forest landscape restoration is currently gaining momentum as a means of jointly addressing reforestation, climate change and future agricultural demands. There are several international initiatives aiming to promote forest landscape restoration at scale. International targets have been set, such as the CBD target of restoring 15% of degraded ecosystems by 2020, and the Bonn Challenge, which aims to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020. Read the full blog here.