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News & Events

14/11/2019
Eleven million saplings have been planted in three hours in 2 023 locations in 81 provinces across Turkey during “Breath for the Future” campaign on 11 November 2019.
14/11/2019
Durban, South Africa – The UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw presented outcomes of the UNCCD COP14 to the high-level segment of…
13/11/2019
Join @UNCCD on Twitter on Monday, 18 November at 11:30AM (UTC+1) for a Twitter Live Event with Sadhguru and UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw to discuss how land users, governments and the civil society can collaborate to promote sustainable land management globally.
07/11/2019
President Emmanuel Macron of France and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China issued the Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change on 6 November 2019, in which they express their full support for multilateralism in international environmental governance. The secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification welcomes the Declaration and its call.
07/11/2019
UNCCD organized a side event on the GEO Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Initiative which raised awareness on the potential of EO data to be used at the national level. Awards were given to Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, for developing robust land degradation mapping methods and to Conservational International for the Trends.Earth tool for accessing big EO datasets.
06/11/2019
The training provided assistance in developing financial project proposals that target the Green Climate Fund and are focused on reaching national commitments in the framework of the LDN and Forest and Land Restoration initiatives.

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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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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