02 Sep '11, 12am

RELEASE: Leaders Announce Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

RELEASE: Leaders Announce Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

New Global Restoration Council to be led by former Swedish Prime Minister Persson A global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 is being launched in Bonn, Germany. The announcement comes during the Bonn Challenge Ministerial Roundtable , where a select group of government officials, business leaders, and international forest experts are gathering to catalyze support for global forest and landscape restoration. At the meeting, Göran Persson , former Prime Minister of Sweden, will propose a new Global Restoration Council to help galvanize action for forest and landscape restoration and build support to achieve The Bonn Challenge . The Council will be facilitated by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). “Restoring 150 million hectares of degraded lands represents an excitin...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/press/2011/09/release-leaders-announce...

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