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Today, half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – lives in cities. By 2050, 70 per cent of the world population is predicted to live in urban…
In many parts of the world, autumn is the time to gather the harvest and count our blessings. This year’s trials and tribulations have taught us that while we can count on blessings bestowed by other humans to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, we are wholly dependent on blessings bestowed by nature to survive and flourish.
The UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw held a virtual meeting with the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Nicaragua…
UNCCD and the International institute of applied systems analysis (IIASA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 30 September 2020 to promote the application of integrated system analyses in support of science, technology and UNCCD implementation.
The UNCCD secretariat met the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 29 September to advance the partnership on Land-Solar Plus model from…
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.

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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