2017 Goal 5 assessment

Published: November 1, 2017

Key Messages

  • To date, 45 private and public entities have pledged to restore over 156 million hectares of forest under the Bonn Challenge.
  • Twenty-six parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) containing quantified forest and land sector restoration targets estimated at 42.5 million hectares (though much of this total is conditional upon international financial support). Additional mitigation and adaptation measures listed in the NDCs add another 39.5 million hectares of planned forest restoration. It remains unclear how much progress has been made in the implementation of restoration pledges.

Further Resources

2017 Goal 5 assessment
2017 Goal 5 assessment [Low Resolution]
2017 Goal 5 assessment [Low Resolution]