Restoring life on earth: private-sector experiences in land reclamation and ecosystem recovery.
This publication is a collection of 11 case studies, gathered from many areas of the world and reflecting a number of vastly different ecosystems and biomes, is intended to demonstrate what can be achieved with the commitment of the private sector in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The case studies show what can be achieved on the part of the business sector if there is vision, awareness and a will to succeed. They should serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for other ventures, particularly in the context of the action plan that the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will consider and the commitments made under other multilateral environmental agreements. They are also examples of the progress being made by the private sector in mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable-use objectives in their plans and activities in order to achieve outcomes that are good for business, good for the environment and good for the broader community.