Restoring degraded lands will require transforming the enabling environment including policy, finance flows, and monitoring tools and systems.
- Countries, companies, and other stakeholders should set explicit, quantified targets, such as hectares under restoration, number of trees, or amount of money to be invested or donated. Many existing commitments are simply pledges of support to individual restoration projects – not overarching targets.
Building the enabling environment
- Countries and companies must back up their restoration commitments with strengthened policy and finance to support restoration implementation.
Driving monitoring coordination and consistency
- Restoration monitoring frameworks should strive for consistency and comparability while integrating bottom-up approaches (such as participatory and collaborative monitoring) with top-down approaches (such as remote sensing). Multiple data sources and restoration tools are needed to understand the variety of restoration approaches and their impact.