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dc.contributor.authorWaltham, Nathan J
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Michael
dc.contributor.authorLee, Shing Yip
dc.contributor.authorLovelock, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M
dc.contributor.authorBuelow, Christina
dc.contributor.authorSimenstad, Charles
dc.contributor.authorNagelkerken, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorClaassens, Louw
dc.contributor.authorWen, Colin K-C
dc.contributor.authorBarletta, Mario
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Rod M
dc.contributor.authorGillies, Chris
dc.contributor.authorMitsch, William J
dc.contributor.authorOgburn, Matthew B
dc.contributor.authorPurandare, Jemma
dc.contributor.authorPossingham, Hugh
dc.contributor.authorSheaves, Marcus
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-12T03:28:21Z
dc.date.available2020-03-12T03:28:21Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2296-7745
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2020.00071
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392293
dc.description.abstractOn 1 March 2019, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (New York) declared 2021–2030 the “UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.” This call to action has the purpose of recognizing the need to massively accelerate global restoration of degraded ecosystems, to fight the climate heating crisis, enhance food security, provide clean water and protect biodiversity on the planet. The scale of restoration will be key; for example, the Bonn Challenge has the goal to restore 350 million km2 (almost the size of India) of degraded terrestrial ecosystems by 2030. However, international support for restoration of “blue” coastal ecosystems, which provide an impressive array of benefits to people, has lagged. Only the Global Mangrove Alliance (https://mangrovealliance.org/) comes close to the Bonn Challenge, with the aim of increasing the global area of mangroves by 20% by 2030. However, mangrove scientists have reservations about this target, voicing concerns that it is unrealistic and may prompt inappropriate practices in attempting to reach this target (Lee et al., 2019). The decade of ecosystem restoration declaration also coincides with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which aims to reverse deterioration in ocean health. If executed in a holistic and coordinated manner, signatory nations could stand to deliver on both these UN calls to action.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom71:1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto71:5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFrontiers in Marine Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOceanography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0405
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsMarine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.titleUN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030-What Chance for Success in Restoring Coastal Ecosystems?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWaltham, NJ; Elliott, M; Lee, SY; Lovelock, C; Duarte, CM; Buelow, C; Simenstad, C; Nagelkerken, I; Claassens, L; Wen, CK-C; Barletta, M; Connolly, RM; Gillies, C; Mitsch, WJ; Ogburn, MB; Purandare, J; Possingham, H; Sheaves, M, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030-What Chance for Success in Restoring Coastal Ecosystems?, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020, 7, pp. 71:1-71:5
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-03-11T19:17:44Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Waltham, Elliott, Lee, Lovelock, Duarte, Buelow, Simenstad, Nagelkerken, Claassens, Wen, Barletta, Connolly, Gillies, Mitsch, Ogburn, Purandare, Possingham and Sheaves. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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gro.griffith.authorLee, Joe Y.
gro.griffith.authorPurandare, Jemma
gro.griffith.authorConnolly, Rod M.
gro.griffith.authorBuelow, Christina A.


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