Preferred by Nature’s Ecosystem Restoration Standard will help you provide assurance to stakeholders on your restoration efforts. This global Standard focuses on the assessment of ecosystem restoration performance at the field level, in tropical, temperate and boreal biomes.
With the rising relevance and actions towards restoration initiatives – such as the Bonn Challenge, the Aichi Targets and the New York Declaration on Forests – there is an increasing need from funders, investors or other stakeholders seeking to monitor the progress.
Meanwhile, the UN has launched the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 to connect and empower actions worldwide to stop and reverse the destruction and degradation of billions of hectares of ecosystems. Preferred by Nature is also recognised as an official Actor for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.
If you are a project manager, the verification against this Standard can guide you to identify potential gaps in your project – even by using the Standard yourself as a checklist. It will also help in communicating about the efforts and demonstrating resources are invested in the right direction, taking into account the social and environmental conditions of the restoration areas.
By combining technical, environmental, social and economic requirements, the Standard can guide you in your verification journey of field performance in implementing ecosystem restoration.