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RELEASE: World Leaders Meet in Bonn to Inspire Global Action on Forest Landscape Restoration

by Christin VanZant last modified Aug 09, 2016 03:39 PM
Contributors: World Resources Institute
The Council is meeting on July 20 and 21 in the neighborhood of Bad Godesberg in Bonn. Its members are internationally prominent and renowned public figures. Among them are the former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, the human rights and climate change activist Bianca Jagger and the Chairperson of the African Green Belt Movement, Wanjira Mathai. The Council is working with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) to achieve the international goals for forest restoration.

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WASHINGTON (July 22, 2016) -Today in Bonn, Germany, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, is convening the inaugural meeting of a high-level international initiative to protect forests: the Global Restoration Council. The Council is made up of members from governments, civil society, and the private sector. This is the Council’s first official meeting.

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