Adapting land restoration to a changing climate: Embracing the knowns and unknowns

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Key messages

  • Land restoration will happen under climate change and different knowledge systems are needed to navigate uncertainties and plan adaptation.
  • The emergence of novel ecosystems presents a challenge for land restoration; they harbor unknown unknowns.
  • This brief presents key research linking land restoration and societal adaptation and an example of a practical framework for transformative adaptation.
  • It also proposes questions that can guide stakeholders in exploring different change narratives for adaptation and restoration planning.
Authors: Pramova, E.; Locatelli, B.; Djoudi, H.; Lavorel, S.; Colloff, M.J.; Martius, C.
Subjects: climate change, ecological restoration, adaptation
Publication type: Brief
Year: 2019

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