As the global authority and normative reference on desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), the UNCCD promotes an enabling environment for policy responsiveness to existing policy gaps and ever evolving global challenges.
Some of the policy barriers to addressing DLDD include the lack of information and data, and the need for reform and implementation of science-based policy frameworks.
The issues of desertification, land degradation and drought are linked to many development priorities, such as poverty reduction, food security, agriculture, water access, rangeland production and renewable energy. Addressing DLDD requires a balanced ecosystem approach, including considering energy sources, forestry and biodiversity in the broadest sense. It also requires good governance, gender mainstreaming and analysis, and the consideration of the roles and rights of indigenous peoples.