The UNCCD has made an official submission calling for a bold set of actions to be endorsed at the Rio+20 conference.
“We therefore stress that the time has come for the international community to commit itself to a land degradation neutral world by setting sustainable development goals on land use, with targets towards achieving zero-net land degradation.”
--Africa Consensus Statement to Rio+20”, Addis Ababa, 25 October 2011. See also the Chair’s Summary form the President of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly.
An Executive Summary
of the issues is presented in Land and soil in the context of a green economy for sustainable development, food security and poverty eradication.
Paragraphs 92 and 93
of the zero-draft document, The Future We Want, under consideration for the Rio+20 Conference is dedicated solely to the future we want on land degradation.