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Overarching targets to end deforestation and restore degraded lands - Progress since 2014

Published: February 21, 2022

Since 2015, the NYDF Assessment Partners have conducted an annual assessment of global progress toward the ten goals of the NYDF and its 2020 and 2030 targets. In this series of slide decks, we synthesize our findings from seven years of research and analysis across each of these ten goals to provide a baseline to assess 2030 forest targets made at COP26 and across other international declarations and taret-setting initiatives. Taken together, these goal summaries provide a holistic overview of the state of play and key remaining challenges in protecting, restoring, and sustainably managing forests.

Read the blog post summarizing this series here.

The slide decks are categorized according to the following four forest themes:

  1. Setting and achieving overarching targets to end deforestation and restore degraded lands (Goals 1 & 5 and 6 & 7).
  2. Taking action to ensure sustainable production and development (Goals 2, 3, and 4)
  3. Shifting and sourcing new finance for forests (Goals 8 & 9)
  4. Strengthening forest governance and empowering Indigenous Peoples and local communities (Goal 10)

In this fourth and final installment, we present overviews for two of the NYDF goals that fit into theme 1: Overarching targets. Goal 1 sets a target to end natural forest loss by 2030, while Goal 5 aims to restore 350 million hectares of degraded land by the same year. Together, these two goals have been the "flagship" or overarching of the goals of the NYDF. The Glasgow Leader's Declaration on Forests and Land Use, adopted at COP26, echoes these same targets in its goal to "halt and reverse deforestation by 2030."



Further Resources

Overarching targets to end deforestation and restore degraded lands - Progress since 2014
Ending natural forest loss - Progress since 2014
Restoring degraded landscapes and forestlands - Progress since 2014
Ending natural forest loss - Progress since 2014
Restoring degraded landscapes and forestlands - Progress since 2014
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