Out of concern that “desertification and drought are problems of global dimension in that they…
The fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties will take place from 2 to 13 September 2019…
The Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Target Setting Project recently won the inaugural Impact Award…
Bonn, Germany – UNCCD met with the newly appointed Executive Director of The Regional Environmental…

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13/06/2019
Bonn, Germany – UNCCD met with the newly appointed Executive Director of The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) Mr.…
12/06/2019
The Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Target Setting Project recently won the inaugural Impact Award of the International Union for…
04/06/2019
Kostyukovichi, Belarus – Peatlands occupy around 2.5 million ha in Belarus, only 900,000 of which still retain their natural state. Massive…
24/05/2019
Women farmers, project implementers, policy makers and NGO representatives came together on 13-17 May to discuss mainstreaming gender in projects that contribute to achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN) targets in Zambia.
22/05/2019
The UNCCD coordinator for Northern Mediterranean Mr. Erdogan Ozevren met with India's Ambassador in Turkey Mr. Shri Sanjay Bhattacharyya on 17 May to discuss the preparations for the high-level segment of the upcoming UNCCD COP14 that will take place on 2-13 September 2019 in New Delhi, India.
21/05/2019
Around 500 participants from over 100 countries attended the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19) that took place on 15-17 May to discuss catalyzing efforts for reducing soil erosion – one of the processes of land degradation.

Knowledge Hub

LDN Conceptual Framework

The Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), developend by the UNCCD SPI, provides a bridge between the vision and the implementation of LDN in practice.
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Countries with voluntary LDN targets

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UNCCD Science to Policy Weblog

7 January 2019 - Katrín Jakobsdóttir: Iceland counting on land to reach carbon neutrality by 2040
11 October 2018 - Keith Bowers: Business could have a role in reversing desertification and restoring the landscape
13 September 2018 - Prof. Dr. Valdemar Rodrigues: Brazil sets up a novel model to reverse desertification
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