Forests

Bonn Challenge Journey

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The Bonn Challenge Journey at this year’s IUCN World Conservation Congress helped us learn more about in-country experiences and commitments to restoration, taking us around the world and into stories of success from governments, companies and communities alike. And that's not all, fantastic new commitments to the Bonn Challenge were made at Congress as well.

The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 and 350 million by 2030. It is an implementation vehicle for national priorities such as water, food security and rural development, while contributing to the achievement of international climate change, biodiversity and land degradation commitments. 

The Bonn Challenge has already resulted in commitments to restore over 100 million hectares of degraded land and is well on track to achieving the 2020 target ahead of schedule. 

These achievements are owing to exceptional leadership by restoration practitioners and decision makers worldwide, and contributions by organisations who are unlocking funding for forest landscape restoration, developing and sharing innovative tools and strategies, and helping ensure that every voice counts in this life- and landscape-changing effort. 

Learn what unfolded at the Bonn Challenge High Level Dialogues at IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i:

Restoration leaders focus on Bonn Challenge sucesses at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Leaders look to the future of restoration and the Bonn Challenge at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Download the Bonn Challenge Journey PDF to see more details.

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