Becoming Generation Restoration: UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

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01:00 pm


Virtual during ECOSOC Partnership Forum



The health of our ecosystems impact our climate, food, biodiversity, and our ability to sustain ourselves worldwide. All of these are in jeopardy with the degradation of our ecosystems. So, what can we do about it? The UN Environment Programme and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN are efforts for the UN’s Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade)—a call for every person, organization, and country to protect and revive the ecosystems worldwide. Join us to learn more about the UN Decade and how young people are taking action to create a healthier planet.

This will be a side event during the 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum. The registration link will take you to their event platform where you will need to register and then access the event page from the confirmation email. You can then search for this event and add it to your event agenda.


Gaya Herrington
Director, Advisory, Sustainability Services

Gaya is responsible for development and implementation of the KPMG Dynamic Assessment (DA) method; a new analytic and holistic technique based on interconnectivity – a triple bottom line (economic, social, and environmental). DA has been applied in modelling climate change risks, business strategy integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as other applications in the financial sector, manufacturing, energy, technology, agriculture, and communication.

Jane Eisenhardt
Ecosystems Management Consultant

Jane Eisenhardt is an Ecosystems Management Consultant and serves as the ecosystems focal point for the UN Environment Programme’s North America Office. Previously, Jane worked for UNEP’s Communications Team, and prior to working for UNEP, she was an editorial assistant for London-based charity Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Cynthia Yue
10th UNA-USA Youth Observer to the UN

Cynthia engages young Americans in the work of the United Nations and amplify their voices at UN events during her one-year term. She brings nearly seven years of experience as a volunteer leader at UNICEF USA and serves on their National Council. Yue has witnessed firsthand the UN’s lifesaving work across the world, and how women and children are often disproportionately affected by global challenges like COVID-19, climate change, and poverty.

Paul Presendieu
UNA-USA Global Goals Ambassador for SDG 13

Paul Presendieu is the current Young Professionals Chairman for the United Nations Association of Westchester County, where he was also selected to participate in the United Nations inaugural Youth Climate Summit program of 2019. Paul currently works for Sustainable Westchester as the outreach coordinator, supporting public engagement with government leaders and environmental/energy advisory boards to streamline programs for the protection of our natural resources and reduction of carbon footprints.

Roger Worme
Roger Worme is a SDG Consultant since the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015. As an Action Team Leader of Global Zero, the international movement for the total elimination of nuclear weapons by 2030, Mr. Worme has lobbied public/private support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and Nuclear Ban Treaty. Currently, Mr. Worme is working on several SDG initiatives, such as 10TOGO, an AI for SDG acceleration program sponsored by Volkswagen and Microsoft.



Concept Note – Becoming Generation Restoration