Urban-rural linkages and ecosystem restoration
Resource type: Global Land Outlook
This is a working paper for the signature report of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Global Land Outlook published in March 2022.
As urbanization takes over more land and has greater impacts on ecosystems, and as towns and cities of all sizes demand ecosystem services (food, fiber, water, energy, etc.), flows of people, goods, services, information, capital, etc. define and drive urban–rural linkages in complex and intricate patterns.
The paper provides case studies, analysis and recommendations for land and ecosystem restoration at the urban-rural interface at a time of heightened urgency on multiple fronts on local, national, and international levels. It provides an overview of how selected cities and subnational governments have utilized specific entry points or pathways to restoration through, for example, land-use planning, biodiversity protection, urban forestry, open-space conservation and food system transformation.
Access the full publication here: https://www.unccd.int/resources/global-land-outlook/urban-rural-linkages-and-ecosystem-restoration