Governance and Restoration

Authored by: Stephanie Mansourian

Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138922129
eBook ISBN: 9781315685977
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In the context of Aichi Target 15 of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which is to restore 15 per cent of all degraded ecosystems on Earth by 2020, there is a palpable increase in global attention to ecological restoration. While the twentieth century saw strides in our technical competence on restoration, the complexity of the task is frequently compounded by governance challenges. With an increased attention to restoration comes a concomitant need to better understand related governance matters, as well as to promote those elements of governance that will support restoration.

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