Earthed in partnership with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Earthed is an official implementation partner of the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, for the benefit of people and nature. It aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals. Read on to discover why Earthed is a partner, and how our commitment to enabling anyone anywhere to engage in ecosystem restoration is vital for the achievement of such largescale, global goals. This is an extract; read the full article here.
By 2030, at least one billion hectares of degraded land must be restored. According to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, we have seven years more to bend the curve on nature and biodiversity loss. Only by creating a global restoration movement, we can recreate a balanced relationship between people and the ecosystems that depend on them and bring nature back.
The number of collaborative interactions and on-the-ground activities needed to upscale restoration activities to the point where they are having meaningful global impacts is too great for one initiative to directly orchestrate and manage. Therefore, the only way global ecosystem restoration can be achieved is if local people everywhere are able to take part.
However, there are various obstacles that are preventing everyday people from taking part in ecosystem restoration, including lack of access to practical restoration skills, knowledge, and community. This is what Earthed is on a mission to change.
In alignment with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Earthed is a member-based charity on a mission to remove these obstacles by providing access to the skills, networks, and funds that enable anyone anywhere to start restoring their local ecosystems. Earthed supports individuals to grow and restore nature through a library of high-quality, practical nature-skills video courses. What’s more, Earthed unites a global community learning to grow through a community area with events and forums.
“Earthed brings added value to the Generation Restoration movement, offering practical knowledge and education on restoration across multiple ecosystems. It is a natural alliance that provides essential skills to a growing movement” said Mirey Atallah, the Head of the Nature for Climate Branch at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Following the success of the sold-out Earthed Summit, the Digital Earthed Summit will be taking place in January 2024. With the theme, ‘Our Future, Regenerated’, this exciting new annual event will shine a spotlight on the power of ecosystem restoration and our human potential to restore nature and communities. Join the waitlist for the Digital Summit here.
Earthed is the nature skills platform for a global community learning from and for nature. The charity exists to galvanise and support a peer-driven, mass mobilised ecosystem restoration movement by giving anyone, anywhere, access to the skills, networks, and funds they need to restore nature and grow food. Together, the growing Earthed community will mainstream restoration knowledge, help fund community-oriented regeneration projects, build back biodiversity, restore degraded ecosystems, localise food systems, and help every balcony, city, farm, and river burst with life.
About the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, led by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and its partners, covers terrestrial as well as coastal and marine ecosystems. As a global call to action, it will draw together political support, scientific research, and financial muscle to massively scale up restoration. Find out how you can contribute to the UN Decade. Follow #GenerationRestoration.