Plants, animals and humans – all forms of life on Earth depend on healthy soil. Soil is the basis of…
En español Central American Committee on Environment and Development (CCAD) and the UNCCD signed a…
The UNCCD Land for Life Award is back! We are looking for outstanding commitments and creative…
Land use change is the primary transmission pathway for emerging infectious diseases, and the rate…

News & Events

01/12/2020
UNFCCC SBSTA 52 Climate Dialogues: Dialogue on the relationship between land and climate change adaptation related matters Opening remarks…
01/12/2020
En español Central American Committee on Environment and Development (CCAD) and the UNCCD signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at a…
24/11/2020
The UNCCD Land for Life Award is back! We are looking for outstanding commitments and creative approaches to combat desertification and…
23/11/2020
Statement of UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw on the Global Initiative on Reducing Land Degradation and Enhancing Conservation of…
20/11/2020
By UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw The German Advisory Council on Global Change’s recent report, Rethinking Land in the…
20/11/2020
Madame la Première ministre du Togo, Chers panélistes, Chers participants, La question de savoir comment créer de la richesse pour les…

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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