October 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM EEST

Ecosystems Restoration Day

UNCCD COP12 event in Ankara, Turkey

Combining Strengths to restore ecosystems

The Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP)–a collaborative initiative of the Secretariats of the three Rio Conventions and the Global Environment Facility with other partner organizations–will host an “Ecosystems Restoration” day in attribution to an overarching theme of “Combining Strengths: Sustainable Land Management as a Path to Preserve Biodiversity, Cope with Climate, and Achieve the SDG’s”.

Restoration in landscapes and in regions

On October 20th, WRI, IUCN and the Secretariat for the Convention on Biodiversity Conservation (CBD) will feature multiple sessions, including:

  •  The Global Forest & Landscape Restoration Agenda
  • The African Restoration initiative
  • Leveraging social programmes with socio-economic objectives for the conservation and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Advances in Tree Cover Mapping & Monitoring for Restoration
  • Six Steps to Regreening & Great Restoration Stories
  • A screening of the documentary Ethiopia Rising

Dr. Dennis Garrity and Dr. Fred Stolle will be speaking on behalf of WRI at the session “The Global Forest & Landscape Restoration Agenda,” which aims to highlight key developments in building momentum around the Bonn Challenge, the New York Summit Declaration and the Land Degradation Neutrality SDG target to restore hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded land thought partnerships and investment opportunities.

Join this event:

Rio Conventions Pavilion
Congresium 4th Floor Terrace
Ankara, Turkey

For more information, please contact Sarah Weber: sweber@WRI.org

Event Details


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