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…
Avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation requires investments in sustainable land…
Ankara, Turkey – To raise global awareness of desertification that affects the livelihoods of…

News & Events

09/05/2019
As we take action to manage our land resources in a sustainable way, let’s also protect all the living creatures that the healthy land…
03/05/2019
Antalya, Turkey – A validation workshop for the UNCCD-led Drought Toolbox brings together representatives of fifteen countries on 2-4 May to…
30/04/2019
Avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation requires investments in sustainable land management practices. The Land Degradation…
29/04/2019
Ankara, Turkey – To raise global awareness of desertification that affects the livelihoods of millions of people around the world and to…
26/04/2019
Bolgatanga, Ghana – Entrepreneurs and policy makers from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali and Niger came together on 15-16 April to…
26/04/2019
Bouznika, Morocco – The UNCCD Regional Coordination Unit for Africa is taking part in the OSS (L'Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel) board…

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

The Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Programme supports countries to define LDN baselines and set voluntary LDN targets. All country information, including the country reports and/or country commitments to achieve LDN can be found on the Knowledge Hub.
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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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