We’re an official Actor of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration!


In celebration of Earth Month 2024, we're joining a powerful coalition of organizations, nonprofits and agencies who share our dedication to marine ecosystem restoration as a solution to reverse climate change.

The UN Decade, an initiative managed by the UN Environmental Program, serves as a platform for taking the action needed in ecosystem restoration efforts, aligning with crucial UN agreements, including:

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Paris Agreement on Climate Change
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Origin of the UN Decade

Why is ecosystem restoration important right now?

There is a crucial need for changes to be made in our planet’s protection and restoration, as without these initiatives in place to preserve our ecosystems, we are less likely to withstand the challenges that come with the ever changing climate crisis.

The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people.

With thousands of ecosystem restoration initiatives already driving positive changes around the world, Sustainable Surf is honored to be recognized by the United Nation as an Official Actor in this global movement. The UN Decade is underpinned by a strong and transparent partnership structure, built around clear roles and responsibilities, where partners commit to accelerating ecosystem restoration worldwide. 

Against a backdrop of environmental crisis, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a chance to revive the natural world that supports us all. A decade may sound like a long time. But it is these next few years that scientists say will count most in the fight to avert the worst of climate change and the loss of millions of species. United Nations prioritizes ten actions in their strategy of the UN Decade that to build a #GenerationRestoration.

What does being an Actor within the UN Decade mean for Sustainable Surf?

There has never been a more urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems than now.

Restoration of ecosystems is fundamental to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, mainly those on climate change, poverty eradication, food security, water and biodiversity conservation.

The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021—2030 aspires to unite the world behind a common goal of preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. Forests, grasslands, croplands, wetlands, savannahs, and other terrestrial to inland water ecosystems, marine and coastal ecosystems and urban environments—all of them are in dire need of some level of protection and restoration.

This incredible challenge can only be met if everyone—including States, local and city governments, private sector, academia and civil society and individuals at large—come together to find viable, lasting solutions, and this is where Sustainable Surf comes in as an Official Actor. 

Read more about The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, its motivation, goals and how you can contribute to it's success here.