UN Biodiversity Conference

4-17 December, Cancun, Mexico
13 December 2016 | All day | Rio Conventions’ Pavilion, Universal Building – “B” Main floor

Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration Day

All day

Rio Conventions’ Pavilion, Universal Building – “B” Main floor

Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration Day

Towards ecosystem and climate-smart restoration for sustainable livelihoods, food security and biodiversity conservation: A landscapes perspective to address multiple priorities

Combating the degradation of land, forests, and ecosystems has become an urgent policy priority. In this session, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and several other members of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) promote the concept and practice of forest landscape and ecosystem restoration, striving for enhanced coherence between the various initiatives.

Organized by:


CIFOR’s work on forest landscape restoration is supported by:



Welcome Address

Eva Muller – On behalf of CPF Chair/ FAO

Braulio Dias- Message from the Joint Rio Liaison Group

Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea

Mexican Government


Session 1: The global restoration movement: Methodologies used and the way forward

Keynote: Jim Hallett (SER)


Methodology Focus: Prioritizing areas for ecosystem restoration (Bernardo Strasburg/IIS)

Lessons learned from ROAM applications: Commonalities, limitations and advantages among countries. Recommendations from ROAM for advancing national commitments. (Mirjam Kuzee, IUCN)


Moderators: Ulrich Apel, GEF


Session 2: Country experiences

Country experts present their implementation approaches, prioritized activities and potential for alignments of their restoration targets. Organizations present analysis, and offer insights on approaches and modalities for achieving targets in a coordinated manner.


  • Carlos Alberto de Mattos Scaramuzza (Brazil)
  • Beatriz Cardona, Instituto Nacional de Bosques (Guatemala)
  • Marcial Amaro, Assistant Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)
  • Janne S. Kotiaho, Professor of Ecology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
  • Perspectives from Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana (TBC)


Moderators: Michael Kleine, IUFRO



Session 3: Monitoring the impacts of restoration

Discussion topic: Approaches for monitoring global restoration commitments – Who, what and how?

  • Lars Laestadius, International Consultant

Technical Study: State of the art review on participatory-local monitoring for forest landscape restoration

  • Manuel Guariguata, CIFOR

Perspectives and discussion: Monitoring experts, GPFLR and CPF members



Moderators: Lars Laestadius


Session 4: Partnership support to advance national restoration plans and facilitate implementation measures

Discussion Topic: Ways and means for organizations to use partnership arrangements to leverage actions that contribute to shared restoration goals at the national level.

  • Peter Besseau, Director, International Affairs Division of Natural Resources, Canadian Forest Service

Opportunity for CPF and GPFLR partners, countries and initiatives to highlight how their work is supporting an alignment of national restoration actions to the CBD objectives and Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

CBDS, IUCN,FAO, CIFOR, GEF, ITTO, IUFRO, Bioversity,  SER, others


  • Eva Muller, Director, Forestry Policy and Resources Division, FAO



Moderators: Peter Besseau, co-facilitated by IUCN