Bringing 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean into restoration by 2020.
Initiative 20x20 is a country-led effort to bring 20 million hectares of land in Latin America and the Caribbean into restoration by 2020. The initiative—launched formally at COP 20 in Lima—supports the Bonn Challenge, a global commitment to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030, and the New York Declaration on Forests that seeks to restore 350 million hectares by 2030.
WRI, in association with more than 40 technical organizations and institutions, supports Initiative 20x20 through our Global Restoration Initiative. As the acting secretariat to Initiative 20x20, WRI facilitates the dialogue between governments, civil society, and the private sector to build an effective coalition that can achieve the initiative’s goals.
Watch a short video about Initiative 20x20: "Witness to Restoration".
Watch Initiative 20x20 partners and investors discuss "putting restoration pledges into practice" at the Global Landscapes Forum, COP21, Paris.