Implementation of the UNCCD and its ten-year Strategy is a demanding task that requires a broad range of actions and knowledge. Furthermore, addressing desertification/land degradation and drought is inherently linked with numerous other issues and related approaches, and recognizing these interlinkages may generate significant benefits from local to global level.
Among the key topics in effectively fostering the implementation of the UNCCD and its ten-year Strategy are the following:
Science - Scientific collaboration around agreed themes and support to impact monitoring
Reporting review and assessment - Reporting under the UNCCD, including the performance review and assessment of implementation system (PRAIS) as well as best practices.
Awareness Raising – Active influencing of relevant international, national and local processes and actors to address desertification/land degradation and drought
Thematic priorities - Identifying and taking action on interlinkages between desertification, land degradation and drought and selected key themes: biodiversity, climate change, food security, forests, gender and water.
Synergies among the Rio Conventions - Joint activities by the secretariats of the three "sister Conventions" on biodiversity, climate change and desertification, land degradation and drought
Capacity building - Online tools and information on capacity building