20 million hectares in Latin America and the Caribbean under restoration by 2020

Goal: Bring 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean into restoration by 2020

Origin story: Initiative 20×20 was launched at the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 20) in Lima, Peru. The initiative is country-led, with the World Resources Institute (WRI) acting as the secretariat, in partnership with the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) and the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative (LPFN).

Current status: Seventeen out of the 33 countries in region along with three states of Brazil (Mato Grosso, São Paulo and Espírito Santo) and three NGOs (Bosques Modelo, Conservacion Patagonica and the American Bird Conservancy) have together committed to…

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