Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR)


Name of initiative Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR)
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NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2003
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Secretariat Secretariat hosted by IUCN, Swati Hingorani:
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America
Name of lead organisation IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
Type of lead organisation Academic/Research institution
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Netherlands


Description The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) was launched in 2003 by IUCN, WWF and the Forestry Commission of Great Britain. GPFLR is a proactive network that brings together governments, organisations, communities and individuals with a shared goal. The priorities of the GPFRL are to catalyse support for forest and landscape restoration, to map and analyse restoration potential, and to enhance knowledge and networks on forest landscape restoration. Through active engagement, collaboration and the sharing of ideas and information GPRFL promotes an integrated approach that aims to ensure that forests and the functions they provide are effectively restored and conserved to help secure sustainable livelihoods and ecological integrity for the future.
Objectives The Partnership was initiated with the purpose of catalyzing and reinforcing a network of diverse examples of restoration of forests and degraded lands that deliver benefits to local communities and to nature, and fulfil international commitments on forests.  A commitment to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020.(Wouters, 2013)
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Policy planning and recommendations
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Participants Number Names
Members 44  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 31 Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (South Korea),  Bioversity International (Italy),  CBD - Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Kenya),  CIFOR - Centre for International Forestry Research (Indonesia),  CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development (France),  Commonland (Netherlands),  FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization (Italy),  FSC – Forest Stewardship Council (Germany),  Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation Building and Nuclear Safety - BMUB (Germany),  GEF - Global Environment Facility (USA),  Global Forest Generation (USA),  ICRAF - World Agroforestry Centre (Kenya),  IMFN - International Model Forest Network (Canada),  ITTO - International Tropical Timber Organization (Japan),  IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland),  IUFRO - International Union of Forest Research Organizations (Austria),  NEPAD Agency (South Africa),  Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (Netherlands),  NICFI - Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (Norway),  SER - Society for Ecological Restoration (USA),  Sustainable Harvest International (USA),  Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Switzerland),  Tropenbos International (Netherlands),  UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Germany),  UN Environment (Kenya),  UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (Kenya),  UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Switzerland),  US Forest Service (USA),  Wageningen University and Research (Netherlands),  WeForest (Belgium),  World Bank / PROFOR - Program on Forests (USA),  World Resources Institute (USA),  World Vision (USA),  WWF (USA).
National states 13 China,  El Salvador,  Finland,  Ghana,  Italy,  Japan,  Kenya,  Lebanon,  Netherlands,  South Africa,  Switzerland,  United Kingdom,  USA.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 25 August 2021 13:11:07

Not only have national states as participators