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Coherence & alignment among sustainable land management, ecosystem-based adaptation, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction & nature-based solutions

Sustainable Land Management (SLM), Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA), Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are widely-applied approaches that tackle certain drivers of these challenges in a goal-oriented way, in particular land degradation, climate change impacts and disasters due to natural hazards. UNCCD Decision 19/COP.14 paragraph 42…

 Coherence & alignment among sustainable land management, ecosystem-based adaptation, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction & nature-based solutions
Land Degradation Neutrality for biodiversity conservation: How healthy land safeguards nature

The report “Land Degradation Neutrality for Biodiversity Conservation: How Healthy Land Safeguards Nature” highlights how LDN can address the priorities of both the CBD and the UNCCD in an effective and complementary manner. According to the report, LDN and the CBD’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity have multiple mutual objectives aimed at promoting the sustainable use of natural…

Land Degradation Neutrality for biodiversity conservation: How healthy land safeguards nature
Land Degradation Neutrality for Biodiversity Conservation. Briefing Note

Land degradation and biodiversity loss are among the most pressing environmental challenges facing humanity. Land degradation has reduced the productivity of nearly one-quarter of the global land surface, impacted the wellbeing of about 3.2 billion people and cost about 10% of annual global gross domestic product in lost ecosystem services. An estimated 23% of total anthropogenic greenhouse…

Land Degradation Neutrality for Biodiversity Conservation. Briefing Note
Forests & trees: At the heart of Land Degradation Neutrality

Forest and land degradation undermines the foundation of human prosperity and well-being. It threatens our food and water supplies, our climate, and the biodiversity that underpins the ecosystems that sustain us. Land degradation is one of the critical elements in the gathering environmental crisis that humanity must address. Only human agency can trigger landscape regeneration by working in…

Forests & trees: At the heart of Land Degradation Neutrality
The Land in numbers 2019. Risks and opportunities.

Numbers can tell a compelling story. In this brochure, the numbers highlight how much we rely on productive land. Amongst other valuable services, land feeds our families, provides fresh water and powers our future ambitions. Much of the data collected here, however, demonstrate how close we are to pushing our relationship with the land to breaking point. The magnitude of the…

The Land in numbers 2019. Risks and opportunities.
Global Land Outlook 1st edition

The evidence presented in this first edition of the Global Land Outlook demonstrates that informed and responsible decision-making, along with simple changes in our everyday lives, can if widely adopted help to reverse the current worrying trends in the state of our land resources.

Global Land Outlook 1st edition
The Great Green Wall: Hope for the Sahara and the Sahel

Africa is growing a real wonder of the world. The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel could play a decisive role in the future of the African continent. The Sahel region is one of the most arid and most vulnerable places on earth. Food, water and economic opportunity are often scarce. The local population is growing rapidly and to survive people already face difficult choices every…

The Great Green Wall: Hope for the Sahara and the Sahel
A natural fix: A joined-up approach to delivering the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

The conclusion of the preamble to “transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” stresses the importance of the linkages and integrated nature of the global Goals in realizing the 2030 Agenda. To meet the SDGs, it will be vital to manage these linkages, to harness synergies and minimize potential conflicts and trade-offs within and between the Sustainable Development…

A natural fix: A joined-up approach to delivering the Global Goals for Sustainable Development
The Land in Numbers: Livelihoods at a Tipping Point

Numbers can tell a compelling story. In this brochure, the numbers highlight how much we rely on productive land. Amongst other valuable  services, land feeds our families, provides fresh water and powers our future ambitions. Much of the data collected here, however, demonstrate  how close we are to pushing our relationship with the land to breaking point. The magnitude of the…

The Land in Numbers: Livelihoods at a Tipping Point