Project Lead: IKI Duration: 01 Oct 2016 to 30 Jun 2023
Forests possess a great variety of species, serve as carbon sinks and fulfil many other functions that must be preserved. The Bonn Challenge is the most important international initiative for forest restoration. The participating states set the goal of restoring around 150 million hectares of forest by 2020. The project uses the “Bonn Challenge” barometer of progress to develop a system to document and publish the progress of the Bonn Challenge, and to inform donors and partners about the implementation status. The barometer is being developed in six pilot countries and implemented all over the world. The methodology is used to measure progress in policy and budget commitments, technical knowledge, implementation on the ground and ‘carbon benefits’. Experiences from the pilot countries are published, and the implementation status of the Bonn Challenge, success stories and reporting are disseminated via high-profile public campaigns.