Topic outline

Degradation of forests and landscapes impacts the global climate, and also the food security and livelihoods of communities. Forest and landscape restoration (FLR) is a process which brings stakeholders together to create healthy, resilient and productive landscapes and meet national, regional and global commitments.​ This course has been developed to introduce the key concepts and process of forest and landscape restoration.


This course is designed for a range of stakeholders with an interest in forest and landscape restoration, including:​ 

  • National governments;​ 
  • Development organizations;​ 
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and​ 
  • Research institutes and universities.

  • The importance of FLR and its key concepts​. 
  • The benefits of FLR and how it helps countries to achieve their national, regional and global commitments​. 
  • The three key steps of the FLR process.​ 
  • The importance of engaging stakeholders in all steps of FLR and negotiating between potentially conflicting objectives.​ 
  • The various considerations when implementing, managing and monitoring FLR​. 
  • Barriers and success factors for FLR. 

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

Digital certification

This course offers certification. You will get your digital badge upon passing a final exam after completing the course and achieving a grade of at least 75%. Please click on the button below to complete the exam, or refer to our Certification section to learn more.

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