CANCÚN (December 3, 2016) –Today, Brazil’s Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment announced their intent to restore and promote sustainable agriculture across 22 million hectares of degraded land, the largest restoration commitment ever made by a single nation.
Today, the government of Brazil committed to restoring 12 million hectares of deforested land under the Bonn Challenge, joining 38 other countries, associations and companies in the global restoration effort. The announcement was made by Brazil’s Minister of the Environment José Sarney Filho at the Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Cancun, Mexico, where the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is highlighting the role of forest landscape restoration (FLR) in achieving international biodiversity targets.
IUCN will take part in the Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Cancun, Mexico from 4 - 17 December 2016. Forests are high on the agenda, as one of the four main focus areas from the CBD.