Large-scale land restoration - creating the conditions for success

Watch this Discussion Forum on the second day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014, in Lima, Peru, during COP20. Land degradation and the processes that contribute to it are a major global concern and must be halted - even investors are starting to pay to the potential returns available in revitalizing degraded land.This session discusses how we can ensure the success of efforts to restore degraded land and to highlight collective lessons to inspire new ways of thinking with regards to land degradation.The panel identifies the technical, social and institutional conditions for developing successful long-term initiatives and how they can be sustained at regional and national levels. Moderator: Ivonne Lobos Alva, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. Speakers: Leslie Durschinger, Founder and Managing Director, Terra Global Aloysius Kamperewera, Director, Department of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, Malawi Tefera Mengistu, Advisor to the State Minister of Forest, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Ethiopia Alexander Müller, Senior Fellow, Secretary General ad interim, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute

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