Challenges, case studies and recommendations for implementing the UN Decade Principles for Mountain Ecosystem Restoration

This publication, jointly developed by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at FAO and UNEP, analyses several mountain ecosystem restoration projects and recommends how the UN Decade’s Ten Principles for Ecosystem Restoration can be applied to mountain ecosystems. Mountain restoration success stories from initiatives that have been selected or shortlisted as the UN Decade’s World Restoration Flagships are also highlighted. As the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day 2023 is “Restoring Mountain Ecosystems”, this publication provides an important contribution, in addition to celebrating the Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountain Regions 2023–2027.

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UN Environment Programme and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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