The global observance of the 2019 World Day to Combat Desertification in Ankara started with a…
The Award recognizes excellence and innovation in efforts towards a land in balance, in line with…
Bonn, Germany – The Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD COP13 requested by the decisions 3/COP.13…
The fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties will take place from 2 to 13 September 2019…

News & Events

Photo: Minister of Environment/Germany Mr. Jochen Flasbarth and Vice-Minister Environment/Cuba Mr. Fidel Santana Havana, Cuba – Delegates…
Ankara, Turkey – On the occasion of the Word Day to Combat Desertification, His Excellency Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid, Deputy Prime Minister of…
New Delhi, India – During World Day to Combat Desertification celebrations, Mr. Prakash Javedkar, Minister of Environment, Forest and…
Bonn, Germany – The Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD COP13 requested by the decisions 3/COP.13 and 14/COP.13 he Global Mechanism of…
Ibrahim Thiaw Under Secretary-General & Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification World Day of Combat…
Bonn, Germany – UNCCD met with the newly appointed Executive Director of The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) Mr.…

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

16 June 2019 - Dr. Gunilla Bjorklund: 25 years of Growing Together: A convention is born after more than two decades
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
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Capacity Building Marketplace

Explore a wealth of opportunities offered through the marketplace: scholarships, fellowships, internships and volunteering, as well as e-learning and university courses.
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Sustainable Land Management

Find best practices on sustainable land management technologies, and share yours through the UNCCD Knowledge Hub (in cooperation with WOCAT).
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The UNCCD e-library

Explore the latest publications, journals, articles, and references on desertification, land degradation, drought and sustainable land management.
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