In 2011, world leaders met in Bonn and set the ambitious goal of restoring 150 million hectares of degraded forest land by 2020.
• Experiment with a wide range of interventions for generating tailored ecosystems that yield a wide range of products for local communities.
• Develop rigorous financial models that include cash flows from a wide range of products over the long-term.
• Work with financial experts, governments, financial institutions and impact investors to develop bridging finance mechanisms.
• Undertake long-term research to monitor the effects of the interventions on biodiversity as well as community livelihoods.
”“ C4 EcoSolutions has developed a project for the Asia-Pacific region which will build the climate resilience of poor urban communities through ecosystem-based adaptation within pilot cities in Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar. City-specific activities will include urban reforestation, urban agriculture and restoration of wetlands in urban areas. In addition to restoring ecosystems, these activities will enhance local communities’ livelihoods. ”Robert RawBSc Zoology, Ecology and Marine Biology, BSc (Honours) Zoology, MSc Zoology (Marine Biology), PhD Zoology