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The European Commission - moving towards a land-degradation-neutral world

On 2 of June 2014 the European Commission adopted the Communication “A decent Life for all: from vision to collective action” to contribute to the EU position in international negotiations on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In this communication the European Commission recognizes land degradation, including desertification and drought as global pressing concerns and sets a priority to achieve a land-degradation-neutral world, protect soils, prevent and mitigate droughts. 

As a next step, the Communication will be discussed by Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. The outcome will guide the EU's position in the negotiations at UN level and contribute to the preparation of the UN Secretary General's report on the post-2015 framework, due later in the year. 

More information you can find in the text of the Communication and its Annex.


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