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UNEP: Ecosystem Restoration for People, Nature and Climate

To kickstart the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a synthesis report serving as a call to action for all people to join the #GenerationRestoration movement. The aim is to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems across the globe.

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The report, Becoming #GenerationRestoration: Ecosystem Restoration for People, Nature and Climate, highlights the need for governments to follow through on existing commitments to restore 1 billion hectares of degraded land and make similar pledges for marine and coastal areas.

Ecosystem restoration represents one of the most vital nature-based solutions for addressing food insecurity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity loss.

For example, large-scale investments in dryland agriculture, mangrove protection and water management will make a vital contribution to building resilience to climate change, generating benefits around four times the original investment.

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