This article is published in collaboration with Forbes
Around the world, 3.2 billion people are affected by degraded landscapes, land that has lost some degree of its natural productivity due to human-caused processes. Restoring these landscapes can improve community resilience and enhance local livelihoods.
Restoration initiatives also hold the potential to deliver nearly 30% of the mitigation needed to attain the 1.5°C climate target, and nature’s contribution to the global economy is worth more than $125 trillion annually.
- Investing in landscape restoration is key to help the world meet the 1.5°C climate target.
- Increasing investments will require making the case for restoration projects – and showing they work.
- Here are four ways to set-up the infrastructure for transparency, trust and investment.