Support El Salvador bid for U.N. decade on ecosystem restoration: UN Environment chief

Confronting the challenges

Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, addresses the Global Landscapes Forum conference in Nairobi, Aug. 29, 2018.
30 August 2018
Julie Mollins

NAIROBI (Landscape News) — In his address to delegates at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) conference in Nairobi, on Wednesday head of UN Environment Erik Solheim reiterated his support for a U.N. decade devoted to promoting the rehabilitation of degraded, damaged and destroyed ecosystems to help speed up the race against climate change and biodiversity loss.

He urged participants to support the proposal for a U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, which was first floated by El Salvador.

“The process must be led by member states, so please support El Salvador in this great endeavor,” he said.

Some 800 people attended the two day GLF event at UN Environment headquarters and thousands more joined online to discuss efforts to restore degraded landscapes in Africa.

To read stories on Landscape News about the proposed U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, please click here.

El Salvador concept note for U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

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