The UNCCD secretariat and the Indian Center for Environment Education (CEE) signed a memorandum of…
The text of the declaration has been shaped through extensive negotiations. Every participating…
A virtual gathering has galvanized political backing among Commonwealth countries to tackle the key…
Land use change is the primary transmission pathway for emerging infectious diseases, and the rate…

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24/09/2020
The UNCCD secretariat and the Indian Center for Environment Education (CEE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance innovation in the field of environmental education with focus on desertification, land degradation and drought.
22/09/2020
The text of the declaration has been shaped through extensive negotiations. Every participating group, UN organization, programme, CSO and…
21/09/2020
A virtual gathering has galvanized political backing among Commonwealth countries to tackle the key challenge of land degradation linked to climate change and biodiversity loss, which is impacting ecosystems across the globe and over half of the global population.
18/09/2020
The two-day stakeholders' virtual meeting on “Land-Solar Plus” : Integrated solution combining solar-powered Land Degradation Neutrality for food, water and energy security, and ecosystem services organized by UNCCD Secretariat took place on 16 - 17 September 2020 in collaboration with Tsinghua University, China.
17/09/2020
High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Maintenance of international peace and security: humanitarian effects of…
07/09/2020
Close to 20 million ha of land have already been restored as part of the the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative, according to the report released on 7 September at a virtual meeting of environmental ministers from Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibouti with international organizations and development agencies.

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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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The Drought Toolbox

The Drought Toolbox provides UNCCD stakeholders with easy access to tools, case studies, and other relevant resources to support action on drought preparedness with the aim of boosting the resilience of people and ecosystems to drought.
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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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SPI Technical Reports 2019

The SPI produced these reports as part of their work programme objectives: 1. Provide refined guidance of land degradation neutrality; and, 2. Provide guidance to support the adoption and implementation of land-base intervention for drought management and mitigation.
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