Initiative 20x20 is a regional partnership bringing together 70 technical organizations and institutions, 22 private investors and the governments of 17 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. The initiative harnesses the expertise and capacity of partners to forward the implementation of restoration and conservation efforts across the region, towards the goal of restoring 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020. As the acting secretariat to Initiative 20x20, the World Resources Institute facilitates the dialogue between governments, civil society, and the private sector to build an effective coalition that can achieve the initiative’s goals.
As of March 2019, government partners have committed to restore 50.1 million hectares of land, and projects covering at least 14 million hectares are already underway. The fourth annual meeting of the partnership in Lima called for global climate funds to increase finance for restoration and conservation to bring about net zero carbon emissions across the region.
WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS?
COUNTRIES: National governments, regions and programs spanning more than one country, who commit to restore and conserve hectares of land, as well as to implement any policy and strategy in support of restoration and conservation.
FINANCIAL PARTNERS: Private sector groups who earmark investment for restoration, including impact investors and companies financing restoration projects.
TECHNICAL PARTNERS: Organizations and institutions providing expertise and research supporting the implementation of restoration and conservation across the region. Learn more about how technical partners engage with the Initiative here.
Initiative 20x20's task forces are groups of representatives from across the initiative's technical partners. The members of each task force convene to discuss a key theme of restoration. Their goal is to form communities of practice that conduct, collect and disseminate standardized knowledge on restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The roles of a task force include:
- Implementing a program of activities, including webinars, workshops, events and publications, to engage and inform the Initiative 20x20 community;
- Reviewing research conducted by members of the task force;
- Spread the latest ideas within the thematic area to other members of the task force and to the wider restoration community.
Initiative 20x20 has convened task forces on the following themes:
For those interested in joining the growing partnership or a task force, please contact Luciana Gallardo Lomeli.