Land Degradation Neutrality in Small Island Developing States.Technical Report

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This report presents the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) vision created by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and shows how SIDS are linking their sustainable land management agendas with areas relevant to achieving their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Land-use management and the urbanization process are very complex issues for SIDS due to their limited land resources, and the adverse effects of climate change and land degradation now pose an existential threat to SIDS. By setting science-based LDN targets, SIDS have committed to integrated land-use planning, a shift towards greener economic initiatives and the restoration of degraded landscapes with a focus on land degradation hotspots.