The FERI will hold its 7th capacity-building workshop in Castries, Saint Lucia from 9 to 13 March 2020, to support the Caribbean region in the development of national restoration plans and targets and their implementation.

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Aichi Target 5: “By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero, and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced.”

 

Aichi Target 14: "By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods, and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable."

Aichi Target 15: “By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 percent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.”

The Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) is supported by the Korea Forest Service of the Republic of Korea and implemented by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It supports developing country Parties as they develop and operationalize national targets and plans for ecosystem conservation and restoration within the framework of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets, especially Targets 5, 14 and 15.

 

Through a series of regional capacity building workshops, national assessments and direct support to restoration activities, FERI will provide countries with best practices and foster an exchange of experiences including challenges and opportunities to contribute towards the planning and implementation of forest ecosystem conservation and restoration.