The non-profit organization Commonland, the official partner of the United Nations decade, which began in June, plans to transform swathes of land, the size of Spain, into thriving ecosystems by 2040. Projects range from a meadow Western Peat to Kenya’s Masai Mara.
The former is affected by climate change, witnessing rising sea water and gradual sinking of the soil; Many farmers struggle to make ends meet. As part of the Commonland Project, they are changing their practices, improving the soil and planting grasslands rich in weeds. It is hoped that by 2050, farmers will earn part of their income from storing carbon and fresh water, as well as through tourism.
Find out more about the Commonland’s work and the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, Here.