The Great Eastern Ranges has joined the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’s (UN Decade) growing partner network, pledging to help amplify efforts to prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.
The UN Decade, which runs from 2021-2030, is a rallying call to action to heal our planet by reviving its damaged ecosystems – the systems that support all life on earth.
The end of the decade is set to coincide with the deadline for achievement of the global Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline that scientists have identified as our last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change.
GER joined the Restoration Decade Alliance in 2021, a network of Australian non-profit environmental groups that combined forces to support the goals of the UN Decade.
As an Actor for the UN decade, GER will ramp up efforts to protect, connect and restore healthy landscapes and ecosystems across 3,600km of eastern Australia. We will:
- Bring people together to deliver a coordinated and science-informed restoration effort at the local, regional and continental scale.
- Support better land management practices and build capacity to increase community and landscape resilience.
- Support best practice restoration by identifying and filling the gaps in knowledge, resources and capacity.
- Provide integrated, large-scale natural solutions to the greatest challenges we face – climate change, biodiversity loss and declining human and environmental health.
- Use best practice science, robust data and traditional knowledge to inform our work.
- Share knowledge and lessons learnt.
- Raise awareness of the importance of healthy ecosystems and promote the goals of the UN Decade.
We know that what we do – or fail to do – over the UN Decade will be pivotal in determining whether we successfully tackle the significant challenges we face and ensure a healthy, thriving planet for people and nature.
GER is committed to rising to the challenge by being a part of this important global movement to accelerate restoration efforts for the sake of all life on earth.