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.

The initiative in numbers
4,000 Hectares restored
113,000 Hectares to be restored by 2030
1,800 Green jobs to be created by 2030
“Inspired by these flagships, we can learn to restore our ecosystems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for all, leaving no one behind.”
Qu Dongyu, Director General of the FAO

Leading organizations

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 NatureThe United Nations Department of Economic and Social AffairsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and The United Nations Environment Programme.