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

12 October 2021

Background

Ministerial 12 Oct

The Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe took place on 12th of October, 2021. It was the first endeavour to strengthen political commitment and enhance collaboration on forest landscape restoration within the region. 

The Meeting provided an opportunity for the Eastern and South-East European countries to join, contribute and reinforce global communities’ efforts within the Bonn Challenge (a global initiative to bring 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2030) and the ECCA30 (a regional forest restoration initiative of Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia with a 30 million hectare target by 2030). The Ministerial Meeting brought together 14 countries of Eastern and South-East Europe and offered a platform to declare countries’ commitments to accelerate work on identification of deforested and degraded lands and intensify efforts to restore and afforest them by 2030.

Countries decided to take bold action in forest restoration process and committed to restore more than 4 million ha of land by 2030 under the Global Bonn Challenge. 

The Ministerial Meeting was organized jointly by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the support of the Government of Germany. 

ECCA 30 Ministerial Declaration

Agenda

Useful information

Bonn ECCA

More on Bonn Challenge and ECCA30

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

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

English

Русский

PDF

PDF

A guide to the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)

English

PDF

Video overview of the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)

Видео обзор методологии оценки перспектив восстановления лесных ландшафтов (МОПВ)

English

 

Русский

Video

 

Video

    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
    Bonn ECCA

    More on Bonn Challenge and ECCA30

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

    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

    English

    Русский

    PDF

    PDF

    A guide to the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)

    English

    PDF

    Video overview of the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)

    Видео обзор методологии оценки перспектив восстановления лесных ландшафтов (МОПВ)

    English

     

    Русский

    Video

     

    Video

      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)

      PDF

      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. 

      Preparatory workshop N1 for the Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (3 September 2021, 10.00 - 12.00 CET)

      The meeting agenda is available here

      Preparatory workshop N2 for the Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (17 September 2021, 10.00 - 12.00 pm CEST)

      The meeting agenda is available here

      Preparatory workshop N3 for the Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (24 September 2021, 10.00 - 12.00 pm CEST)

      The meeting agenda is available here

      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)

      PDF

      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. 

      Preparatory workshop N1 for the Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (3 September 2021, 10.00 - 12.00 CET)

      The meeting agenda is available here

      Preparatory workshop N2 for the Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (17 September 2021, 10.00 - 12.00 pm CEST)

      The meeting agenda is available here

      Preparatory workshop N3 for the Ministerial Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the ECCA30/Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe (24 September 2021, 10.00 - 12.00 pm CEST)

      The meeting agenda is available here

      Contacts