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GEF introduces impact programs t
GEF introduces impact programs to
upscale landscape restoration
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has been working for over 25 years to help
mitigate climate change, halt biodiversity loss and combat land degradation. The
nexus between these three goals across globally important landscapes present a
key opportunity to achieve them in a synergistic way through the generation of
global environmental benefits across all these dimensions.
Taking a comprehensive, sustainable approach to restoring forests and landscapes
can help address interlinked issues, strengthen food security for a rapidly
growing population, and improve millions of livelihoods of those who are
particularly dependent on agriculture.
In Africa, more than a third of the jobs are agriculture-related. However, the
continent is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and
deforestation. The restoration of forests and landscapes is an integral goal of
the AFR100 ľ an initiative that brings to date 21 African nations together with
the aim restore 100 million hectares of degraded landscapes across Africa by
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) regional conference ôLandscape Restoration in
Africa: Prospects and Opportunitiesö, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on August
29-30, 2018, aims to foster political and community support to implement the
AFR100 initiative by coordinating and increasing international, national and
private sector support for forest and landscape restoration.
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