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Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe

12 October 2021

Rationale

The Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge will bring together decision-makers from Eastern and South-East Europe in order to discuss challenges, identify solutions and enhance commitments towards forest landscape restoration. The meeting will provide a unique opportunity to align national and regional efforts in Eastern and South-East Europe with the Bonn Challenge - a global effort to bring 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030.

The Bonn Challenge website is here.

The ECCA30 website is here.

The template for the Bonn Challenge/ECCA30 pledge is here. It can be adapted to the country needs. 

Useful information

Getting started with the Bonn Challenge

Topic Language Document
Forest Landscape Restoration in Eastern and South-East Europe English PDF

Getting started with the Bonn Challenge

Начало работы с Боннским вызовом

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A guide to the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)

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Video overview of the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)

Видео обзор методологии оценки перспектив восстановления лесных ландшафтов (МОПВ)

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Русский

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More on Financing Forest Landscape Restoration 

  1. FAO publication on Sustainable financing for forest and landscape restoration: opportunities, challenges and the way forward is available here. Key messages of this publication are available here.
  2. FAO publication on Local financing mechanisms for forest and landscape restoration is available here.
  3. Online course at the FAO e-learning Academy: Sustainable financing of Forest and Landscape Restoration
  4. The FAO Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism webinars.

More on Monitoring Forest Landscape Restoration

  1. The Bonn Challenge Barometer (IUCN).
    • Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress: Spotlight Report 2017 (IUCN), is available here.
    • The second Bonn Challenge progress report Application of the Barometer in 2018 (IUCN), is available here. 
  2. Online course at the FAO e-learning Academy: Monitoring forest and landscape restoration

Preparatory meetings

Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (16-17 December 2019)

Detailed information on the workshop is available here. The meeting report is available here. Presentations from the workshop are provided below:

Presentation title Presenter Download
Project Overview Theresa Loeffler PDF
Introduction to Forest Landscape Restoration Jelena Markovic (on behalf of Jürgen Blaser) PDF
Pan-European reporting on land degradation and restoration Matej Schwarz PDF
Forest landscape restoration study in Eastern and South-East Europe Jelena Markovic PDF
FLR-challenges and opportunities (Ukrainian perception) Liubov Poliakova PDF
Forest Landscape Restoration from a "water perspective" in North Macedonia and Albania Anela Stavrevska-Panajotova PDF
Serbian perspective Dusan Jovic PDF
FAO activities in forest landscape restoration in Serbia Predrag Jovic PDF
Getting started with the Bonn Challenge and ECCA30 Roksolana Shelest PDF
Bonn Challenge and Forest Landscape Restoration: understanding synergies and identifying opportunities across Rio Conventions Salome Begeladze PDF
United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 Radmila Arandjelovic PDF
Financing FLR Benjamin Singer PDF
World Bank support to Forest Landscape Restoration - Experience in Eastern and South-East Europe Drita Dade PDF
Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress: an overview of the tool, 2nd Progress Report and Potential for ECCA Boris Erg PDF

Virtual briefing meeting on the Bonn Challenge and ECCA30 (7 May 2020)

Name of the Presenter Topic PDF
  Agenda PDF
Mr. Gianluca Sambucini, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section Opening remarks PDF
Ms. Salome Begeladze, IUCN Bonn Challenge, making and tracking the pledge PDF
Ms. Jessica Robertson, USDA Forest Service Bonn Challenge, making and tracking the United States Pledge  PDF
Mr. Ekrem Yazici, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section Updates on the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge for Eastern and South-East Europe PDF
Mr. Charles Karangwa, IUCN Regional Initiatives in support of the Bonn Challenge in Africa PDF
Ms. Adriana Vidal, IUCN Regional Initiatives in support of the Bonn Challenge in Latin America PDF

Virtual meeting on Financing Forest Landscape Restoration (16 July 2020)

Document Presenter PDF
Agenda   PDF
Mapping of funding opportunities for forest landscape restoration in the region (I) IUCN European Regional Office PDF
Mapping of funding opportunities for forest landscape restoration in the region (II) Mr. Peter Gondo, United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat PDF
Sources of financing for forest landscape restoration: International Climate Initiative (IKI) Dr. Michael Krause-Besan, Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH. The International Climate Initiative (IKI), The Federal German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) PDF
Sources of financing for forest landscape restoration: Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Mr. Ulrich Apel, Senior Environmental Specialist, The Global Environment Facility (GEF) PDF
Sources of financing for forest landscape restoration: Green Climate Fund Mr. Marc Dumas-Johansen, Forest and Land Use Specialist. Green Climate Fund (GCF) PDF
Sources of financing for forest landscape restoration: European Investment Bank Natural Capital Financing Facility, European Investment Bank PDF
Sources of financing for forest landscape restoration: EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Meeting recording Available here

Virtual panel discussion on forest landscape restoration at COFFI 2020 (4 November 2020)

During the Seventy-eighth session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (4-6 November 2020), there was a panel discussion dedicated to Forest Landscape Restoration. Discussion was moderated by the Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) and featured speakers from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, European Commission, State Forest Resources Agencies, the World Bank and the International Union of Nature.

An executive summary of the study “Forest Landscape Restoration in Eastern and South-East Europe”, a background document for the Ministerial Meeting, is available here. 

Contacts