For the last decade, bioenergy has been confined to the sidelines of climate-policy debates, owing…
2020 Desertification and Drought Day will focus on links between consumption and land…
Senegalese singer and Land Ambassador Baaba Maal visited the UNCCD headquarters at the end of…
A unique global initiative to promote peace through land restoration was signed today by the United…

News & Events

18/02/2020
The COP Bureau has confirmed the members of the new Intergovernmental Working Group (IWG) on effective policy and implementation measures for addressing drought under UNCCD.
17/02/2020
For the last decade, bioenergy has been confined to the sidelines of climate-policy debates, owing to the environmental problems associated with its production. But recent innovations have made this option for supplying sustainable, renewable energy not just viable, but necessary.
11/02/2020
In their new publication, the lead authors of the IPBES Land Restoration and Degradation Assessment present the main policy barriers to efficient action on land and the strategy to overcome these obstacles.
10/02/2020
Senegalese singer and Land Ambassador Baaba Maal visited the UNCCD headquarters at the end of January 2020 to discuss his role as the UNCCD Land Ambassador and the champion of unlocking the potential of African countries to build lasting peace, food security, gender equality and youth empowerment.
29/01/2020
A unique global initiative to promote peace through land restoration was signed today by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS)
24/01/2020
Drought remains one of the most misunderstood and damaging natural hazards for people and ecosystems. With climate change, drought challenges are visibly increasing even in green countries such as Germany.

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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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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