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11.12.2019 publications

Restoring forests as a means to many ends

This article in Ecology Perspectives shows how an urgent need to replenish tree canopy cover calls for holistic approaches. This will require the planting and sustaining of restoration systems wherever new types of canopy cover are needed.

Download pdf (910.45 KB)
06.30.2019 publications

Annual report 2018

An increase of highlights and challenges marked the global environmental agenda of 2018. While we saw growing attention for climate change, the year also proved to be the fourth hottest year in recorded history. Read all about it in our Annual Report of 2018.

 

Download pdf (6.68 MB)
01.01.2017 publications

4 returns from landscape restoration

A systemic and practical approach to landscape restoration.

 

Download pdf (1.69 MB)
05.06.2019 publications

Commonland Impact Report 2018 – executive summary

Read about the 4 Returns collective impact in 2018.

 

Download pdf (3.09 MB)
01.01.2019 publications

IPBES global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services

An assessment of the status and trends with regard to biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of biodiversity and ecosystem services on human well-being and the effectiveness of responses. Alle chapters can be found here.

 

01.01.2018 publications

Healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Summary Report of the EAT-Lancet Commission.

Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits.”

Download pdf (3.81 MB)
01.01.2019 publications

The business of planting trees: a growing investment opportunity

Across the world, companies with a wide range of business models are making money from planting trees. These restoration enterprises are proving that restoring degraded forests and agricultural lands is not only good for the planet, but a good business opportunity as well.

Download pdf (5.83 MB)
01.01.2019 publications

Creating a sustainable food future

A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050

World Resources Institute. Find the full report in pdf and digital version here.

01.01.2019 publications

Special report on climate change and land – IPCC summary for policymakers

An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.

Download pdf (3.79 MB)
01.01.2017 publications

UNCCD Global Land Outlook

While we are fast approaching or surpassing planetary boundaries, the evidence presented in this Global Land Outlook demonstrates that informed decision-making, improved land management, and simple changes in our daily lives, can help to reverse the current worrying trends in our land resources.

Download pdf (18.71 MB)
01.01.2018 publications

Restoring forests and landscapes, the key to a sustainable future

This publication provides facts, figures and key messages to encourage more investments in forest and landscape restoration, leading to more restoration action.

Download pdf (2.25 MB)
09.25.2019 Library

IUCN Library System

The library system of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) stores IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations, which form the body of IUCN’s general policy, and the IUCN Headquarters’ Library catalogue, which includes the digital library of IUCN publications. Find it here.

09.25.2019 Library

FAO Library Catalogue

The database of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contains bibliographic records (about 140.000) of all FAO documents and publications from the beginning of FAO to the present. Find it here.

01.01.2013 publications

Ecosystem restoration is now a global priority: time to roll up our sleeves

An editorial opinion paper in Restoration Ecology, which provides a summary and an agenda on developments in global environmental policy deliberations on ecosystem restoration.

Download pdf (477.69 KB)
09.25.2019 Library

UNEP E-Library

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) E-Library includes a wealth of content, resources, publications, documents, data and metadata related to UNEP. Find it here.

 

01.01.2010 publications

Dead planet, living planet

This UN Environment Programme report documents >30 successful case studies referencing thousands of restoration projects, confirming that restoration can be highly profitable in terms of public savings, help overcome poverty and achieve sustainability.

Download pdf (14.94 MB)
02.01.2012 publications

A safe and just space for humanity

Can we live within the doughnut? A visual framework proposed by Kate Raworth which brings the concept of planetary boundaries together with the complementary concept of social boundaries.

Download pdf (1.06 MB)
09.25.2019 Library

SER Webinar Library

The Society for Ecological Restoration Webinar Library includes programs from global experts from across academia and the applied field, which are presented by SER, regional chapters, and partners. Find it here.

01.01.2009 publications

Planetary boundaries: exploring the safe operating space for humanity

The planetary boundaries concept presents a set of nine planetary boundaries within which humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come.

Download pdf (799.10 KB)
09.25.2019 Library

UNCCD online library catalogue

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) library holds a specialized collection of monographs and series, reports, grey literature in fields of desertification, land degradation and drought, and its cross-cutting subjects. Find it here.

02.01.2019 publications

Economics of land degradation and improvement

A global assessment for sustainable development.This book provides valuable knowledge on the costs of land degradation and benefits of taking action against land degradation.

Download pdf (17.69 MB)
01.01.2017 publications

4 Returns, 3 Zones, 20 Years – Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

A holistic framework for ecological restoration by people and business for next generations.

 

Download pdf (2.67 MB)
10.01.2015 publications

Land degradation neutrality: a business perspective

This publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development aims to provide a business perspective on the Land degradatation neutrality target and what it will take to scale it up.

Download pdf (2.59 MB)
07.01.2016 publications

ELD initiative: report for the private sector

In this report, the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative outlines opportunities and benefits for the private sector in directly and indirectly investing in sustainable land management. 

Download pdf (3.98 MB)
09.13.2017 publications

Royal address on sustainability, by Willem Ferwerda, September 2017

“As an ecologist and an entrepreneur, I am here to address what I see as the core of all sustainability: recovering our relationship with nature, our ecosystems.”

Download pdf (439.17 KB)
05.01.2012 publications

Zero net land degradation

A Sustainable Development Goal for Rio+20. To secure the contribution of our planet’s land and soil to sustainable development, including food security and poverty eradication.

Download pdf (986.56 KB)
09.17.2016 publications

New horizons for the transitioning of our food system: connecting ecosystems, value chains and consumers

A discussion paper by NewForesight and Commonland with contributions from The Boston Consulting Group.

Download pdf (2.75 MB)
07.01.2010 publications

The economics of ecosystems & biodiversity

Executive summary. This report calls on policy makers to accelerate, scale-up and embed investments in the management and restoration of ecosystems.

Download pdf (507.34 KB)
01.01.2007 publications

Restoring natural capital

This book aims to establish common ground between economists and ecologists, with respect to the ecological and socioeconomic restoration of degraded ecosystems and landscapes. By the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Download pdf (3.21 MB)
04.10.2014 publications

Benefits of investing in ecosystem restoration

A scientific paper by de Groot et al. in conservation biology which reports on an assessment of the costs and benefits of ecosystem conservation and restoration projects.

Download pdf (396.74 KB)
01.01.2014 publications

Changes in the global value of ecosystem services

This paper by Costanza et al. in Global Environmental Change provides an estimate of the global value of ecosystem services.

Download pdf (455.19 KB)
01.01.2015 publications

The role of trust in restoration success

Public engagement and temporal and spatial scale in a complex social-ecological system. A study by Metcalf et al. in Restoration Ecology.

Download pdf (908.39 KB)
01.01.2015 publications

Sustainable financing for forest and landscape restoration

This discussion paper by the FAO and the UNCCD highlights existing and new financial instruments that could be used specifically for the implementation of restoration efforts.

Download pdf (4.78 MB)
01.01.2015 publications

The little sustainable landscapes book

Achieving sustainable development through integrated landscape management. A collaboration between the Global Canopy Programme, EcoAgriculture Partners, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Download pdf (9.46 MB)
01.01.2015 publications

The value of land

Prosperous lands and positive rewards through sustainable land management. By The Economics of Land Degradation.

Download pdf (5.96 MB)
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06.30.2019publications

Annual report 2018

An increase of highlights and challenges marked the global environmental agenda of 2018. While we saw growing attention for climate change, the year also proved to be the fourth hottest year in recorded history. Read all about it in our Annual Report of 2018.

 

Download pdf (6.68 MB)
01.01.2017publications

4 returns from landscape restoration

A systemic and practical approach to landscape restoration.

 

Download pdf (1.69 MB)
05.06.2019publications

Commonland Impact Report 2018 – executive summary

Read about the 4 Returns collective impact in 2018.

 

Download pdf (3.09 MB)
01.01.2017publications

4 Returns, 3 Zones, 20 Years – Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

A holistic framework for ecological restoration by people and business for next generations.

 

Download pdf (2.67 MB)
09.13.2017publications

Royal address on sustainability, by Willem Ferwerda, September 2017

“As an ecologist and an entrepreneur, I am here to address what I see as the core of all sustainability: recovering our relationship with nature, our ecosystems.”

Download pdf (439.17 KB)
09.17.2016publications

New horizons for the transitioning of our food system: connecting ecosystems, value chains and consumers

A discussion paper by NewForesight and Commonland with contributions from The Boston Consulting Group.

Download pdf (2.75 MB)
11.12.2019publications

Restoring forests as a means to many ends

This article in Ecology Perspectives shows how an urgent need to replenish tree canopy cover calls for holistic approaches. This will require the planting and sustaining of restoration systems wherever new types of canopy cover are needed.

Download pdf (910.45 KB)
01.01.2019publications

IPBES global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services

An assessment of the status and trends with regard to biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of biodiversity and ecosystem services on human well-being and the effectiveness of responses. Alle chapters can be found here.

 

01.01.2018publications

Healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Summary Report of the EAT-Lancet Commission.

Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits.”

Download pdf (3.81 MB)
01.01.2019publications

The business of planting trees: a growing investment opportunity

Across the world, companies with a wide range of business models are making money from planting trees. These restoration enterprises are proving that restoring degraded forests and agricultural lands is not only good for the planet, but a good business opportunity as well.

Download pdf (5.83 MB)
01.01.2019publications

Creating a sustainable food future

A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050

World Resources Institute. Find the full report in pdf and digital version here.

01.01.2019publications

Special report on climate change and land – IPCC summary for policymakers

An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.

Download pdf (3.79 MB)
01.01.2017publications

UNCCD Global Land Outlook

While we are fast approaching or surpassing planetary boundaries, the evidence presented in this Global Land Outlook demonstrates that informed decision-making, improved land management, and simple changes in our daily lives, can help to reverse the current worrying trends in our land resources.

Download pdf (18.71 MB)
01.01.2018publications

Restoring forests and landscapes, the key to a sustainable future

This publication provides facts, figures and key messages to encourage more investments in forest and landscape restoration, leading to more restoration action.

Download pdf (2.25 MB)
09.25.2019publications

IUCN Library System

The library system of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) stores IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations, which form the body of IUCN’s general policy, and the IUCN Headquarters’ Library catalogue, which includes the digital library of IUCN publications. Find it here.

09.25.2019publications

FAO Library Catalogue

The database of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contains bibliographic records (about 140.000) of all FAO documents and publications from the beginning of FAO to the present. Find it here.

01.01.2013publications

Ecosystem restoration is now a global priority: time to roll up our sleeves

An editorial opinion paper in Restoration Ecology, which provides a summary and an agenda on developments in global environmental policy deliberations on ecosystem restoration.

Download pdf (477.69 KB)
09.25.2019publications

UNEP E-Library

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) E-Library includes a wealth of content, resources, publications, documents, data and metadata related to UNEP. Find it here.

 

01.01.2010publications

Dead planet, living planet

This UN Environment Programme report documents >30 successful case studies referencing thousands of restoration projects, confirming that restoration can be highly profitable in terms of public savings, help overcome poverty and achieve sustainability.

Download pdf (14.94 MB)
02.01.2012publications

A safe and just space for humanity

Can we live within the doughnut? A visual framework proposed by Kate Raworth which brings the concept of planetary boundaries together with the complementary concept of social boundaries.

Download pdf (1.06 MB)
09.25.2019publications

SER Webinar Library

The Society for Ecological Restoration Webinar Library includes programs from global experts from across academia and the applied field, which are presented by SER, regional chapters, and partners. Find it here.

01.01.2009publications

Planetary boundaries: exploring the safe operating space for humanity

The planetary boundaries concept presents a set of nine planetary boundaries within which humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come.

Download pdf (799.10 KB)
09.25.2019publications

UNCCD online library catalogue

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) library holds a specialized collection of monographs and series, reports, grey literature in fields of desertification, land degradation and drought, and its cross-cutting subjects. Find it here.

02.01.2019publications

Economics of land degradation and improvement

A global assessment for sustainable development.This book provides valuable knowledge on the costs of land degradation and benefits of taking action against land degradation.

Download pdf (17.69 MB)
07.01.2016publications

ELD initiative: report for the private sector

In this report, the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative outlines opportunities and benefits for the private sector in directly and indirectly investing in sustainable land management. 

Download pdf (3.98 MB)
05.01.2012publications

Zero net land degradation

A Sustainable Development Goal for Rio+20. To secure the contribution of our planet’s land and soil to sustainable development, including food security and poverty eradication.

Download pdf (986.56 KB)
07.01.2010publications

The economics of ecosystems & biodiversity

Executive summary. This report calls on policy makers to accelerate, scale-up and embed investments in the management and restoration of ecosystems.

Download pdf (507.34 KB)
01.01.2007publications

Restoring natural capital

This book aims to establish common ground between economists and ecologists, with respect to the ecological and socioeconomic restoration of degraded ecosystems and landscapes. By the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Download pdf (3.21 MB)
04.10.2014publications

Benefits of investing in ecosystem restoration

A scientific paper by de Groot et al. in conservation biology which reports on an assessment of the costs and benefits of ecosystem conservation and restoration projects.

Download pdf (396.74 KB)
01.01.2014publications

Changes in the global value of ecosystem services

This paper by Costanza et al. in Global Environmental Change provides an estimate of the global value of ecosystem services.

Download pdf (455.19 KB)
01.01.2015publications

The role of trust in restoration success

Public engagement and temporal and spatial scale in a complex social-ecological system. A study by Metcalf et al. in Restoration Ecology.

Download pdf (908.39 KB)
01.01.2015publications

Sustainable financing for forest and landscape restoration

This discussion paper by the FAO and the UNCCD highlights existing and new financial instruments that could be used specifically for the implementation of restoration efforts.

Download pdf (4.78 MB)
01.01.2015publications

The little sustainable landscapes book

Achieving sustainable development through integrated landscape management. A collaboration between the Global Canopy Programme, EcoAgriculture Partners, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Download pdf (9.46 MB)
01.01.2015publications

The value of land

Prosperous lands and positive rewards through sustainable land management. By The Economics of Land Degradation.

Download pdf (5.96 MB)
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