The 10 years from 2021-2030 have been designated by the United Nations as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

A rallying call

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, for the benefit of people and nature. It aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals.

Healthy ecosystems are our life support system. It’s only by recognising this that we can protect people’s livelihoods and wellbeing, tackle the escalating climate crisis, and stop the collapse of biodiversity.

The UN Decade runs from 2021 to 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Restoring riparian ecosystems

Riparian – or riverbank – ecosystems have the potential to deliver enormous benefits not only to biodiversity but also to local communities and businesses. Riverwoods seeks to bring together a broad coalition of like-minded organisations and individuals to help realise these benefits, and to accelerate the pace of change.

Riverwoods is a complement to other landscape-scale approaches to the restoration of ecosystems. Innovation, collaboration and action are at the heart of what we aim to achieve, as we make our own collective contribution to the global effort.