Financial Strategies for Forest and Landscape Restoration

May 2021

by Rene Zamora Cristales

Forests for the future report cover

Currently, 210 million hectares have been committed by 61 countries to the Bonn Challenge through regional initiatives (e.g. Initiative 20x20 in Latin America and the Caribbean, Afr100 in Africa) to restore degraded landscapes around the world (Bonn Challenge, 2021; Initiative 20x20, 2021; AFR 100, 2021). Many governments have developed robust plans and strategies to prioritize areas for restoration under multiple environmental, social and economic objectives. But once these processes are finished, restoration often stalls. Why?