WRI is the founding partner of two country-led regional initiatives in Africa and Latin America, which are committed to restoring more than 175 million hectares of land, an area nearly half the size of the European Union. In Asia, we work in India and Indonesia.
AFR100 in Africa
WRI is a managing partner of AFR100, an African Union-led effort to bring 100 million hectares of land into restoration by 2030. Within Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger and Rwanda, WRI supports governments, businesses and communities by helping them identify restoration opportunities, track their progress, develop action plans to accelerate implementation and boost private and public investment. Read more on afr100.org.
Initiative 20x20 in Latin America
Initiative 20x20 is a country-led effort to start protecting and restoring 50 million hectares of land in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030. WRI, as the Secretariat, works with over 120 partners to boost investment in restoration, provide key technical support to member countries and conduct cutting-edge research. Discover over 50 active restoration projects on initiative20x20.org.
India and Indonesia
In South Asia, WRI India is working at the national and landscape level in Sidhi, Madya Pradesh to monitor, finance and implement restoration. Its Restoration Opportunities Atlas of India highlights over 140 million hectares of land throughout the country that could be protected or restored. In Southeast Asia, WRI Indonesia works to protect and restore degraded forest landscapes, with a focus on peatlands, a carbon-rich ecosystem threatened by fires.