Technical note on Methodology for the Global Restoration Commitments Database

10-11-2020 | Rapport

The year 2021 will see the kick-off of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration — a culmination of growing global attention, agreements, and ambitions for restoration and improved land management. This technical note provides the methodology behind the database on Global Restoration Commitments.

A database on global restoration commitments

The Global Restoration Commitments database provides information on the order of magnitude of restoration commitments in different countries, regions, and the world, as well as information on the type of restoration measures that countries plan to implement. The data is sourced from information that is publicly available through nationally submitted plans or voluntary target setting reports under the three Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, CBD and UNCCD) and under the Bonn Challenge and associated regional initiatives.

Database methodology

This technical note describes the methodology behind the database on Global Restoration Commitments. For the full results and analysis of global restoration commitments see the accompanying policy brief: Goals and Commitments for the Restoration Decade.