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Study on differentiated impacts of DLDD on women and men: Summary for decision makers

Undertaking an analysis of the gender impacts of de- sertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) requires looking at the socio-economic issues that affect women and men differently when the land is degraded or when drought occurs. It means looking at how they are impacted, as well as at the coping mechanisms that they are able to develop in a given socio-cultural and economic…

Study on differentiated impacts of DLDD on women and men: Summary for decision makers
Study on differentiated impacts of desertification, land degradation and drought on women and men

This study launched at the Gender Caucus during the UNCCD COP15 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, demonstrates that desertification, land degradations and drought (DLDD) is not only about the land but about people. Climate, ecosystems and human societies are interdependent. Women make valuable contributions to land restoration efforts through recovery of traditional adaptation practices…

Study on differentiated impacts of desertification, land degradation and drought on women and men
Technical guide on the integration of the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests

Produced jointly by the secretariats of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), with contributions from multiple stakeholders, this technical guide addresses the integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of…

Technical guide on the integration of the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests
Restored land, healthy people, green recovery. Build forward better with land-centered solutions

Land restoration is a proven and cost-effective strategy that can jumpstart a green economic recovery. It creates green jobs, uplifts rural communities, and delivers significant co-benefits for human health, biodiversity, and climate change. Land restoration offers multiple pathways towards a green recovery and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We have the tools to achieve this -…

Restored land, healthy people,  green recovery. Build forward better with land-centered solutions
The Global Land Outlook: East Africa Thematic Report: Responsible Land Governance to Achieve Land Degradation Neutrality

Land Degradation Neutrality is a new way of approaching land degradation that acknowledges that land and land-based ecosystems are affected by global environmental change as well as by local land use practices. Achieving the target of a land degradation neutral world encourages adaptive management during planning, implementation, and monitoring of LDN-related activities and follows the LDN…

The Global Land Outlook: East Africa Thematic Report: Responsible Land Governance to Achieve Land Degradation Neutrality
The Global Land Outlook: West Africa Thematic Report: Land Degradation Neutrality: Benefits for Human Security

Located in the arid and semi-arid areas of West Africa, the Sahel has undergone profound changes over the past 50 years. Known for the prevalence of land degradation processes, the Sahel is suffering from the combined negative effects of population growth, human activities and climate variability, resulting in recurrent droughts and the continued decline of natural resources and land…

The Global Land Outlook: West Africa Thematic Report: Land Degradation Neutrality: Benefits for Human Security
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
Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Panel: Land Rights for Sustainable Life on Land

The Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on land” commits world leaders to work together to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) for safeguarding life on land. One of the objectives that comprise LDN is to reinforce responsible governance of land tenure. Land rights are a key factor for achieving LDN. This publication by the UNCCD CSO Panel aims to analyze and highlight the linkages…

Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Panel: Land Rights for Sustainable Life on Land