02 Sep '11, 11am

Good news! Leaders commit to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020:

Leaders define pathway to restoring 150 million hectares of lost forests 02 September 2011 | News story A core commitment to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020 is launched today at a ministerial conference in Bonn. New analysis by IUCN estimates that restoring 150 million hectares would be worth US$ 85 billion per year to national and global economies. At the Bonn Challenge Ministeral Roundtable, a select group of ministers and chief executives of international and non-governmental organisations and companies are discussing how to benefit biodiversity and the fight against climate change through concrete restoration activities. “The restoration of lost forests will increase carbon stocks and result in healthy and resilient ecosystems, which will provide the multiple goods and services people need, and lead to an increase in bi...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/?8148/Leaders-define-pathway-to-resto...

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