Ecosystem restoration job creation potential in Brazil

Ecosystem restoration job creation potential in Brazil


Ecosystem restoration is recognized globally for its environmental benefits. Other benefits from ecosystem restoration such as job creation may be of high interest to key stakeholders. The leverage of job creation may motivate additional investments and long-term commitment from stakeholders into restoration projects.

Goals and Methods

The authors aim to assess ecosystem restoration jobs in Brazil based on an online survey. Job structure, distribution, and abundance are measured. In total, the authors analyze results from 356 organizations’ responses covering almost the entirety of Brazilian estates.

Conclusions and Takeaways

The authors state that ecosystem restoration is a viable economic activity that shows a high potential of job creation. They conclude that incorporating economic development as a result of environmental restoration projects will be important to the advancement of ecological restoration projects and meeting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.


Brancalion PHS, de Siqueira LPugliese, Amazonas NT, et al. Ecosystem restoration job creation potential in Brazil. People and Nature. 2022;4(6):1426 - 1434. doi:10.1002/pan3.v4.610.1002/pan3.10370.