The Earth needs help. The climate emergency, the loss of biodiversity and pollution threaten to destroy it and to extinguish many of the species that share this beautiful planet with us.
But this degradation is not inevitable. We have the power and the knowledge to reverse the damage and restore the Earth if we act now.
This is why the United Nations declared the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Starting today, World Environment Day 2021, individuals, groups, governments, businesses and organizations of all kinds can join forces in a global movement to prevent, stop and reverse ecosystem degradation and ensure a sustainable future for all. . Ten years might seem a long time. But really, we are in the sprint. By 2030, we need to nearly halve greenhouse gas emissions to prevent devastating climate change. Huge progress is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, from poverty eradication and disease control to safeguarding biodiversity. We need to bend the curve of biodiversity loss, a frightening trend that can lead to the extinction of one million species. Healthy ecosystems are key to achieving these goals. Restoring them is a huge challenge. But more and more people realize that we need to change our ways and move urgently to protect and rebuild nature for the sake of future generations and out of love for the world we live in.
ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PLAYBOOK
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HEALING THE PLANET decadeonrestoration.org
Developed for World Environment Day 2021 To kick off the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030)