Following on from the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011 – 2020), the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration was launched as a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world. It aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems and restore them to achieve global goals, for the benefit of people and nature. Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity.
Above all, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is building a strong global movement to ramp up restoration and put the world on track for a sustainable future. It runs from 2021 through 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified as last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change.