Watch the recording of the webinar organised last 11 October by EFI with SERE about the “Standards of Practice to Guide Ecosystem Restoration”, launched this year in partnership with the FAO and IUCN as a contribution to the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Through its Mediterranean Forest Restoration Certification Pilot Project, SER is developing and testing a new “seal of approval” for forest restoration, aiming to verify the quality of field-based restoration projects, providing guidance, structure, and an auditing process for ecological restoration. George Gann, SER’s International Policy Lead, presented the insights from the Mediterranean project and an overview of the new Standards of Practice. He was joined by Dr Michael Kleine, Deputy Executive Director & Coordinator at IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities who provided views from a science and training perspective concerning existing forest-related restoration guidelines and shared experiences with implementing some of these on the ground.

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