Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development – A Rapid Response Assessment

United Nations Environment Programme (2010)

The objective of this report is to provide an overview of some of the most crucial services rendered by natural ecosystems to humankind and how they can be restored as part of policy development to partially resolve key challenges of water, health, environment, food security and disaster mitigation. It also addresses the key financial benefits involved in conservation, ecosystem restoration or ultimate loss of ecosystems and their role in sustainable development. This includes not only the complexities of ecological restoration, but also the importance of integrating the multistaker community involved, influencing and influenced by the initial degradation and in the benefits of restoration (Brander et al., 2006; Granek et al., 2010).

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