Small Island Developing States
Vanuatu, Comoros, Saint Lucia
Focused on three small island developing states, this flagship will scale up ridge-to-reef restoration of unique ecosystems and tap blue economic growth to help island communities rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comoros, St Lucia and Vanuatu, all low-lying island states, face the threat of extinction as a result of rising waters due to climate change. At the same time, the degradation of inland ecosystems – such as deforestation – has severe impacts on the balance of these unique ecosystems.
To counter those challenges, all three countries have launched ambitious efforts to revive both coastal and inland ecosystems.
This World Restoration Flagship is coordinated by the Government of Comoros, Government of Saint Lucia, Government of Vanuatu, The Small Island Developing States Coalition for Nature, The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and The United Nations Environment Programme.