Thematic Panel One Decade to Restore

Event posted by Elena Ricci
Monday, 1 November 2021 - 9:00 to 10:30 (Europe/Brussels) (Europe/Brussels)

Did you know that 2021 – 2030 has been declared by the UN as the Decade of the Restauration of Ecosystems?

Assuming that the proper functioning of ecosystems is the basis of all life on Earth, the Decade aims to prevent, interrupt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on all continents and in the ocean.

Headed by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), the effort, if taken seriously, can contribute to the end of poverty, fight climate change and prevent the mass extinction that is already being noticed all over the planet. The period from now to 2030 is also identified by scientists as the limit in the timeline for putting in practice measures to avoid catastrophic climate change. Therefore, the Decade is the last appeal to the participation of all, at all scales. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Decade after a proposal of action from more than 70 countries, from all latitudes.

The Decade was launched on the last Environment Day (5th of June), and besides stimulating changes in social behaviour towards ecosystems, it aims to mobilize a large number of investments in research and in restoration projects in diverse regions of the planet.