Restoring Polylepis Forests in the Ecuadorean Andes
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Tropical Forest Restoration
It is estimated that 287 million hectares of degraded land in the tropics could be restored to continuous, intact forest. Using current and estimated commitments from the Bonn Challenge and New York Declaration on Forests, our model assumes that restoration could occur on 161-231 million hectares.
By protecting currently degraded land and allowing natural regrowth occur, committed land could sequester 1.4 tons of carbon dioxide per acre annually, for a total of 54.5-85.1 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 'Restoring Andean Forests in Ecuador' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals