Article | 19 Oct, 2016

IUCN launches the Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress

The Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress – a protocol that will monitor commitments made to the global restoration goal – was announced by IUCN at the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i. 

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Photo: IUCN

Political support for the Bonn Challenge – a global commitment to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030 – has grown exponentially. IUCN and partners are working closely with countries and organisations to provide policy support and technical guidance on forest landscape restoration (FLR). A crucial component of this is scaling up and reporting on implementation activity.

Supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), IUCN is developing a progress tracking protocol called the Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress. The Barometer will profile leadership and quantifiable progress on FLR in support of the Bonn Challenge and equip pledgers and partners with information to accelerate action and address implementation bottlenecks.

Bonn Challenge Barometer Flyer