Research on Biodiversity and Climate-Friendly Forest Restoration


Climate change and biodiversity loss are two major crises facing the world today. Forests, as the most prominent and influential terrestrial ecosystems, play an essential role in addressing these two crises in a coordinated manner. Forest restoration refers to the use of ecological approaches to restore or rebuild damaged or degraded forest ecosystems and restore their biodiversity and ecosystem services through measures such as afforestation, reforestation, and nurturing. Forest restoration is an important way to improve forest quality and ecosystem services.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Nature Conservation of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (ENCI-CAF) jointly conducted a research on the Biodiversity and Climate-Friendly Forest Restoration Pathways and produced a report.  Based on a literature review, in-depth case analysis and a comprehensive inductive method, this report systematically studies the forest restoration pathways that consider both climate and biodiversity. It also compares domestic and foreign forest restoration policies and cases, summarizes suitable forest restoration solutions for China, and provides recommendations accordingly.  

The report is only available in Chinese.