Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Review of implementation 2015-2017

Outlook 2018-2020


This mid-term report provides an overview of activities undertaken by the CBD Secretariat to implement the FERI over the period 2015-2017, grouped under four main axes: capacity-building activities, direct support, outreach and communication activities, and knowledge products. 


Partnering with Nature: The case for natural regeneration in forest and landscape restoration


Natural regeneration is a cost-effective, nature-based tool for restoration that enhances resilience, supports local biodiversity, and supplies multiple ecosystem goods and services. However, for social, cultural and economic reasons, the potential of natural regeneration for achieving large-scale restoration objectives and climate mitigation targets is often overlooked. This information brief makes specific recommendations for policy changes that could enhance the role of natural regeneration in ecological restoration interventions and as an integral component of forest and landscape restoration.