The Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress
As of: June 2019
Objective and activities
The Bonn Challenge, conceived in 2011, is the most important international initiative to restore the world’s deforested and degraded land. Participating governments and jurisdictions set the goal to restore 150 million ha of forest by 2020. With the Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress, this project helps to develop a yet missing system to monitor the Bonn Challenge’s implementation progress in terms of policy and budget commitments, technical knowledge and on-the-ground progress, and to inform pledgers and partners to accelerate action and address implementation bottlenecks. It is implemented in six pilot countries and on a global scale. Biennial progress reports on lessons-learned in pilot countries and success stories are published online. An outreach campaign assists stakeholders to prepare new commitments and facilitates implementation of on-the-ground action.
State of implementation/results
- The Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress Spotlight Report shares the Barometer’s framework and provides a snapshot of progress in achieving Bonn Challenge Commitments on the ground in the six pilot countries.
- The Bonn Challenge Barometer’s protocol (conceptual framework) is now in implementation phase in five of the six pilot countries, initiation of the piloting in the sixth (Sri Lanka) and rapid application in an additional 13 countries.
- The pilot application process and data collection for the Barometer was instrumental in catalysing national discussions on forest restoration indicators and the development of an FLR monitoring database (particularly for Brazil), or strengthening the ongoing effort to develop a monitoring datebase (the case of El Salvador), and providing a way forward to support self-reporting.
- The Barometer online platform (www.infoflr.org/…), launched in November 2018, will be instrumental in rapidly applying this systematic framework in multiple additional Bonn Challenge pledge jurisdictions.