This year’s World Environment Day (5 June) marks the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration — a rallying global call for the protection and revival of ecosystems to benefit nature and people. The 2021 theme "Reimagine. Recreate. Restore" calls for collective action and reiterates that a clean and healthy environment is central to addressing the greatest and most complex challenges of our times. Only by fueling innovative solutions for water-food-energy security, reimagining production-consumption patterns, greening urban planning, protecting water bodies and addressing socioeconomic and sociopolitical complexities within the management of natural resources like land and water, would we be able to truly become #GenerationRestoration. This ambitious, 10-year vision for the future beckons investments in science and information, cross-cutting collaborations, multidimensional discourses, diplomacy backed by evidence, and innovative environmental governance aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Join us as we welcome domain experts across diverse geographical contexts and leading organisations on environmental/sustainability research and development to discuss the cross-cutting approaches and implications operating within the greatest environmental challenges of our times. This event will navigate through the interconnectedness between land, water, communities, conflicts, resilience and environmental governance while also decoding the geopolitical and socioeconomic links within natural resource management.
For more information about this webinar, or to register to attend, see the webinar announcement on the UNU-CRIS website.