GLF Africa: “Valuing biodiversity to restore resilient landscapes – the role of transformative policies”

What kind of policy tools do we need to strengthen and accelerate inclusive ecosystem restoration?
Global Landscapes Forum

This year’s Global Landscapes Forum Africa Conference was themed How to build an equitable, resilient food future.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), the DEER team held a 60-minute online event on “Valuing biodiversity to restore resilient landscapes – The role of transformative policies”.

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration promotes an inclusive restoration approach and biodiverse ecosystems, while also incrementing human well-being.

Yet, implementation on the ground often reveals the conflict between the economic and ecological aspects of restoration. The forest landscape restoration approaches and the development of sustainable value chains can only be successful in the long term if they are embedded in an enabling policy environment. Thus, transformative change is needed which allows for the integration of biodiversity’s value in prevailing economic and financial systems.

The session explored how environmental policy instruments can trigger this transformative change and hence solve this conflict in ecosystem restoration.

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Entry on GLF website

Recording of the entire event

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Lena Porzelt, Advisor Implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (DEER), Division Climate Change, Environment & Infrastructure,

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