The COMSATS Centre for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) has compiled an E-Booklet compiling the outcome of the Virtual Conference to commemorate World Environment Day 2021 which was co-organized by CCCS and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP) on “Ecosystem Restoration in the Global South” on 7 June, 2021.
COMSATS Centre for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) is a virtual collaborative platform for scientists, researchers, academic experts, policy-makers and interested parties to promote information exchange, knowledge brokerage, sharing of expertise, and experiences and success stories on the nexus between climate change and sustainable development in the framework of South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
UNEP`s International Ecosystem Management Partnership is a UNEP collaborating Center in the South and for the South on Ecosystem Management. UNEP-IEMP has been at the forefront of mobilizing science to support policy setting for sustainable ecosystem management in developing countries.
The theme of World Environment Day 2021 was Ecosystem Restoration. Pakistan is the global host of the day. World Environment Day 2021 will see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The Conference celebrated the efforts of countries in the Global South in conserving and restoring ecosystems.
The Booklet contains the keynote address delivered by Malik Amin Aslam, Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change/Special Assistant to Prime Minister as well as remarks by Dr. Linxiu Zhang, Director of UNEP-IEMP, and Ms. Kerstin Stendahl, Head of Ecosystems Integration Branch at UNEP. Conference presentations and discussions were moderated by Dr. Ernest Foli, Principal Research Scientist at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana.
The Booklet contains informative and insightful presentations by experts in the field of ecosystem restoration and nature conservation from China, Colombia, Ghana, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka on actions being taken for the restoration of the ecosystem in their respective countries.
The Conference helped to foster the exchange of information, good practices and lessons learned in ecosystem research and management in different social-ecological systems, share ground-level practices as well as explore partnership opportunities to promote South-South Cooperation on ecological restoration.