Partners of Initiative 20x20 representing governments, impact investors, companies, and technical experts will come together in Buenos Aires to advance the alignment of policies and investments for landscape restoration across the region.
This is the Initiative’s fifth annual meeting. This year, the meeting will center on harnessing investment and public policy to help restore vital land across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Keynote speakers and panel discussions will touch on:
National restoration programs
Progress and barriers to investments on restoration
Restoration as a land-based action to meet NDCs targets
Progress from Initiative 20x20 thematic task forces
Country-based restoration investments and policies
Entrepreneurship and financing to drive investment into restoration businesses
Restoration of grasslands, mountain biomes, and secondary forests
The Restoration Decade: The next frontier for restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean
For Initiative 20x20, restoration is about recovering and maintaining the functions of the land (ecological, economic, productive, social, cultural) through sustainable systems of agroforestry, silvopasture and other land uses, while promoting natural or assisted reforestation, the conservation of forests and other landscapes and avoided deforestation. All these elements are fundamental to an integrated restoration process.
As of March 2019, government partners have committed to restore 50.1 million hectares of land, and projects covering at least 14 million hectares are already underway.
Initiative 20x20 is a country-led effort to change the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Governments, regional programs, impact investors, and technical partners launched Initiative 20x20 in 2014 at COP 21 in Lima, to contribute to restoring 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020. Now that the goal has been reached and US$2.4 billion has been earmarked to finance projects on the ground, partners are working for the region to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 using restoration as a key approach to benefit economies, people and landscapes.
Learn more at initiative20x20.org.