Atlantic forest in South America. Author: taken from internet
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These projects are part of 10 innovative initiatives from around the world awarded at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP15) in Montreal, Canada.
Once these initiatives have been declared flagship global recovery initiatives, they may receive support, advice or funding.
The overall goal of the 10 proposals is to rehabilitate more than 68 million hectares of degraded land, more than that of Myanmar, France or Somalia, and to create 15 million jobs.
The awards are part of the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, a global movement coordinated by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that aims to prevent and reverse the degradation of natural spaces. all over the planet.
UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen said that changing people’s relationship with nature is “the key to reversing the triple planetary crisis of climate change, loss of natural resources and biodiversity, pollution and waste.
He added that the initiatives show that political will, science and cross-border cooperation make it possible to create a more sustainable future not only for the planet, but also for the population.
Also, Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, said that the award proposals inspire learning to restore ecosystems and achieve better production methods, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, leaving no one behind.
Source: Juventud Rebelde