FAO/UNEP: Lancio del Decennio per il Ripristino dell’Ecosistema


Launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

4 June 2021

The Decade is a global rallying cry to heal our planet

Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution, the world needs to step up efforts to revive damaged ecosystems that support all life on Earth.

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global effort aimed at restoring the planet and ensuring One Health for people and nature. It aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can also help to end poverty and hunger, combat climate change and prevent loss of biodiversity, thus contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Restoring damaged ecosystems is particularly crucial in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Building Back Better approach.

Led by El Salvador and together with over 70 countries, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021–2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on March 1, 2019. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are tasked to lead the implementation.

The Decade will be officially launched at a special virtual high-level event on Friday, 4 June. The event will bring together UN agencies, heads of State and Government, ministers, policy leaders, civil society, private sector, financial institutions, researchers, youth, artists and activists among others.

The event will be webcast here

It can also be followed on UNEP’s YouTube channel

What: UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration– Virtual launch
When: Friday, 4 June 2021, 13:00-13:45 UTC (15:00-15:45 Rome time)
Who: Welcoming the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration:
  António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
  Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP
  QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO
  #GenerationRestoration Dialogues – A vision for the most critical ten years
  Restoration and the Climate Action we need:  Alex Rendell (UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Thailand, Actor and Environmental Educator) & Patricia Espinosa (Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)
  Restoration for a food-secure future: Romario Valentine (young African artist) & Ibrahim Thiaw (Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification)
  10 years to put biodiversity on a path to recovery: Niria Alicia Garcia (Young Champion of the Earth) & Elizabeth Mrema
  Political Leadership
  H.E. Imran Khan, Prime Minister, Pakistan
  Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
  H.E. Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi, President, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chairperson of the African Union
  H.E. Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados
  Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland
  Lea Wermelin, Minister of the Environment, Denmark
  Flemming Moller Mortensen, Minister of Development Cooperation, Denmark
  Leonhard Birnbaum, CEO, E.On
  Leadership in restoration 
  Inspiring a restoration movement Gisele Buendchen, UNEP Global Goowdill Ambassador, Supermodel, Author, Philantropist & John D. Liu, Ecologist and Film Maker
  Q&A #6 Inger Andersen & Jane Goodall
  Musical Performance
  Rocky Dawuni, UNEP Regional Goodwill Ambassador – Africa, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter
  Don Diablo (DJ) feat. Ty Dolla $ign – World premiere of “Too much to ask” – A lovesong for Mother Earth and #GenerationRestoration
Where: Webcast