The Bonn Challenge is a global goal to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. Launched by the Government of Germany and IUCN in 2011, the Challenge surpassed the 150-million-hectare milestone for pledges in 2017.
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the ongoing process of restoring the ecological functionality of degraded and deforested landscapes while enhancing the well-being of people who coexist with these places.
Join the worldwide effort to restore degrade and deforested lands! These steps outline the process of making a pledge to the Bonn Challenge. Situations differ from country to country, so steps may be skipped, added or expanded to adapt to each pledger’s goals.
The Bonn Challenge brings together countries that share borders, ecosystems and economies in regional platforms to collaborate on common goals and challenges. These platforms help catalyse political will and ambition in restoring degraded lands.
The Bonn Challenge has received unprecedented support in Latin America with 18 pledges of over 35 million hectares. An additional 16 million hectares of restoration on agricultural lands not involving trees and non-territorially-defined pledges are included as part of Initiative 20x20 – a regional platform supporting the Bonn Challenge with the goal of bringing 20 million hectares of land into restoration by 2020.