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Scaling up Regreening: Six Steps to Success

A Practical Approach to Forest and Landscape Restoration

Scaling Up Regreening: Six Steps to Success highlights the benefits of “regreening” and its widespread adoption in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, northern Ethiopia and Malawi, and identifies six steps to scale up regreening practices in Africa and beyond.


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Bonn, Germany (March 21, 2015)– Since 2011, countries participating in the Bonn Challenge have restored more than 60 million hectares of forests and landscapes and are on track to meet an ambitious global restoration goal of 150 million hectares by 2020. Environment ministers from around the world marked the significant progress at the second international Bonn Challenge conference in Germany on March 20 – 21.

Monique Motty

Deputy Regional Coordinator, Central Africa-Forest Initiative

Monique is currently a Deputy Regional Coordinator for WRI-Central Africa in Kinshasa. She assists with project coordination, monitoring and evaluation of WRI forest projects in Cameroon, Republic...

Differences in the ways men and women understand and use forests mean natural resource policies can result in significant gender-differentiated impacts that oftentimes put women at a disadvantage.

Cécile Ndjebet, a partner of WRI’s Governance of Forests Initiative, explains the challenges rural, forest-dependent women face in Cameroon, as well as solutions for overcoming these problems.

Imagine that we have the chance to cut greenhouse gas emissions, boost household incomes and increase crop yields, while making vulnerable areas more resilient to severe weather and improving the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest regions.

The fact is, we could do all this and more by restoring the world’s degraded landscapes to productive, sustainable use.

Régis Is-mael Yembe-Yembe

National Coordinator, Republic of Congo

Regis Is-mael Yembe-Yembe has been National Coordinator, Republic of Congo with WRI's Forests Program since October 2014.

Prior to working with WRI, he worked as a researcher at the Centre...

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