Ecosystem restoration is the process of halting and overturning degradation, resulting in cleaner air and water, extreme weather mitigation, better human health, and recovered biodiversity, including improved pollination of plants. Restoration encompasses a wide continuum of practices, from reforestation to re-wetting peatlands and coral rehabilitation. 
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Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests, Apr 15 
Ecosytem restoration and climate emergency[edit | edit source]
Actions that prevent, halt and reverse degradation are necessary to meet the Paris Agreement target of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius. Investments in agriculture, mangrove protection and water management will help adapt to climate change, with benefits around four times the original investment.
Ecosytem restoration and ecological emergency[edit | edit source]
Restoration, if combined with stopping further conversion of natural ecosystems, may help avoid 60 percent of expected biodiversity extinctions.
Ecosytem restoration and food security[edit | edit source]
Agroforestry alone has the potential to increase food security for 1.3 billion people.
Ecosytem restoration and SDGs[edit | edit source]
It contributes to the realization of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including health, clean water, and peace and security, and to the objectives of the three ‘Rio Conventions’ on Climate, Biodiversity, and Desertification. It can be highly efficient in producing multiple economic, social and ecological benefits concurrently.
Events[edit | edit source]
- UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, 2021-2030
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See also[edit | edit source]
- Climate action
- Environment quality
- Open spaces
- Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle
- Rural sustainability
- Trees, woodland and forest
- Urban sustainability
- Bridging the social justice and environmental movements
- Environmental justice (category)
- Nigeria, Biological_remediation
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