Characteristics of information, usually numerical, that are collected through observation.
Name of institution, individual or group of individuals owning the original data set.
An organized collection of data.
A formal agreement at the plenary that directs the work of the COP.
A person who makes decisions (Collins, n.d). In the context of LDN, decision makers include anyone making decisions related to land use and management (e.g., policy makers, planners, managers, practitioners, land users).
Conversion of forest to non-forest.
Land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.
Desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD)
Summarizes the combined issues and impacts related to desertification, land degradation and drought. See also ‘Desertification’, ‘Land degradation’ and ‘Drought’.
Development assistance refers to aid flows to countries and to multilateral development institutions which are administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as their main objective. (Source: http://stats.oecd.org/glossary/)
Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
The representation of continuous elevation values over a topographic surface by a regular array of z-values, referenced to a common vertical datum. DEMs are typically used to represent the bare-earth terrain, void of vegetation and manmade features.
(Source: https://support.esri.com/en/other-resources/gis-dictionary/search/dem) Desertification
Disaggregation is the breakdown of observations, usually within a common branch of a hierarchy, to a more detailed level to that at which detailed observations are taken.