UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: 10 Years to Heal the Planet

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

Written by: Daniela Miranda


Ten years. That is all we have. The next ten years are critical to confronting climate change and saving millions of species. 2030 is the deadline to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and to prevent irreversible damage to our planet. The UN has rallied behind the restoration and protection of healthy ecosystems to meet these objectives and improve human lives. The UN Environment Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization are launching the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to do just this: heal the planet.

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration calls political, scientific and environmental sources together to support mass scale restoration of the earth’s natural ecosystems. We cannot solve climate change with a one-size-fits-all approach. However, through a myriad of different approaches we can stop environmental degradation. How do we do this?

We need your help. Currently, the world does not have sufficient support for the hundreds of thousands of global initiatives tackling restoration. The Decade for Ecosystem Restoration is a global m