Bridging the gap between restoration ambition and tangible progress on the ground
TRI addresses one of the defining challenges of our time: land degradation and the realisation that transformational changes, including restoration of degraded and deforested lands, are urgently needed to safeguard the well-being of people and nature.
Restoration promises to generate significant and needed benefits for food and water security, climate, biodiversity conservation, jobs creation and more. However, substantial steps must be made for restoration to be successful and long-lasting. These include: aligning relevant policies, laws and governance structures to create an appropriate enabling environment for restoration; developing accurate and detailed information on the nature and extent of deforestation and degradation, and on restoration opportunities; mobilising financial and technical resources, including those from the private sector; and raising awareness of best practices on restoration.
With support from the Global Environment Facility, TRI brings the collective strengths and resources of three leading institutions: International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the UN Environment Programme, together with 10 Asian and African countries to transform restoration ambition into results.
Anticipated global environmental benefits from TRI
Twelve projects under one initiative
Spanning two continents and representing the largest on-going Global Environment Facility investment in restoration, the programme consists of 11 national projects (two in Kenya) supported by one central project providing global coordination, technical support, and knowledge capture and dissemination. National projects are tailored to the particular context, needs, and objectives of partners. However, all share a common framework for addressing key barriers to restoration and utilise a common set of indicators for tracking progress.