The Restoration Decade Alliance is a collaborative effort by several Australian non-profit organisations to support and promote the goals of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

The RDA is currently running our:

‘Towards a National Restoration Plan’ Co-Design Workshop Series

Following on from the first two workshops in our ‘Towards a National Restoration Plan’ co-design series, the we are thrilled to invite you (or your delegate) to take part in Workshop 3!

We hope you can join us to contribute your interest, enthusiasm, and expertise in the health of this country’s ecosystems as we take the first steps towards setting national targets for ecosystem restoration in Australia.

This co-design series will comprise of a total of three workshops, which will culminate in the development of: a National Ecosystem Restoration Plan as part of the UN Decade of Action on Ecosystem Restoration; a discussion paper; and a symposium and workshop to be presented at the SER World Restoration Conference in Darwin in September.

Across this Decade, we envision a substantial reduction in societal impacts upon Australian ecosystems and an increase in their ecological recovery to:

  1. Progressively help meet national and global sustainability goals;
  2. Secure the sustained stewardship of Australian ecosystems, their biodiversity, and the plethora of services that they provide humanity; and,
  3. Renew a mutually nurturing relationship between people and nature.

To reach these outcomes, RDA members have united to: 

… accomplish the goals of the Darwin Agreement …

… facilitate a series of workshops and a symposium working towards a National Restoration Plan  …

Workshop 1 co-defined the scope and purpose of national targets for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, exploring:

1. Value perspectives – What are we seeking from targets and from a national restoration plan?

2. Goals and Objectives – What are our goals and objectives for ecosystem restoration in Australia for the decade of action and beyond?


Workshop 2 focused on co-designing indicators and targets:

1. Identifying core indicators – How will we measure progress towards restoration?

2. Identifying targets – Spatial, social and ecological priorities across themes

… author an Open Letter to Australian policy makers ahead of the 2022 election …

… and form Working Groups which address key areas of action in promoting the UN Decade
on Ecosystem Restoration in Australia.

The Government Policy Working Group focuses on building relationships with decision makers and developing policy statements drawn from member expertise to guide optimal policy settings which foster restorative actions.

The Goals and Targets Working Group focuses on identifying achievable short, medium, and long-term targets and goals for a range of sectors including community, industry, and government.

The Best Practice Restoration Working Group focuses on sharing and promoting best practices drawn from the specialisations of each member organisation.

The Good News Stories Working Group focuses on promoting – via social media – restorative actions, festivals and arts events, school programs, and so on, with the goal of building a culture of reverence and celebration of ecosystems and their restoration, and encouraging increased community involvement in everyday sustainable practices.