Costa Rica presented today the National landscape restoration strategy (2021-2050), a multisectoral and multi-level effort for a more complete and healthier recovery of marine-coastal, rural and urban spaces. The presentation of this Strategy marked the second and penultimate day of the sixth virtual ministerial meeting of the Bonn Challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean 2021, of which Costa Rica was the seat.
The initiative is the product of coordinated work between the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae), through the National System of Conservation Areas (Sinac), the National Commission for Forest Sustainability and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, with technical and financial support. of the European Union and the German Federal Government.
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Faced with the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, it is vital to articulate the landscape repair with the sustainable development of the nation, based on ecological processes different ecosystems, said Deputy Minister of Minae Franklin Paniagua.
He recalled that the project began in January 2020 with the creation of a multidisciplinary committee called the Monitoring Committee which, with the hired facilitators, led the process of formulating the Strategy, carried out in 3 stages.
Diagnosis and consultation
A first stage of diagnosis and consultation with stakeholders, with which the diagram of the product that was intended to be built was carried out; a second stage of consultation with experts, which made it possible to better consolidate the whole of the philosophical and strategic framework as well as to visualize some of the strategic actions which had to be implemented; and, finally, a third stage of regional consultations, which made it possible to fully develop the strategic and programmatic frameworks until the respective action plan was reached.
The proposal includes an action plan with 22 objectives, 24 indicators, 61 products and 72 strategic actions for their achievement over the next 30 years, for which they must work hard at national level on the development of instruments and actions , during the first decade. 2021-2030.