Astrid Brekke Skrindo, Dagmar Hagen, Guðmundur Halldórsson, Ása L. Aradóttir, Anna Maria Fosaa, Christer Nilsson, Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen, Kristín Svavarsdóttir, and Anne Tolvanen
Nordic Council of Ministers
The ReNo network has consolidated knowledge on ecological restoration work in the Nordic region and facilitated exchange of this knowledge within and between the Nordic countries. Scientific papers, reports on the status of restoration, guidebooks on restoration, and analyses of ecological restoration in the area have been published as a result of the network. Ecosystem degradation is a problem in all the Nordic countries, but varies in nature, severity and scale between the countries. In order to counteract present and past ecological degradation, all the Nordic countries emphasise ecological restoration, but to various degrees. Ecological restoration has the potential to make a critical contribution for the benefit of the global environment and human living conditions. The ReNo network recommends that this important activity should be prioritized in Nordic environmental policy.