As a decade of ecosystem restoration kicks off, don't forget the people
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Global ecosystem restoration efforts are often measured by billions of trees planted or square kilometers of land restored. But there is a critical void in the agenda: The social and political dimensions that make restoration a success.
With the start of the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs through 2030, a tremendous amount of money and effort will be put into re-growing forests, making over-exploited farmland productive, and reviving damaged marine environments. This is a good, and vital, initiative. Without quick action to clean up the fallout of humanity’s scorched-earth economic systems, goals on hunger, biodiversity and climate…
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