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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 Goals and targets. The successful implementation of target 15.3 - on land degradation neutrality - can connect the dots between many of these goals and targets. Healthy and productive land is the natural fix

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In this brochure, we set out the case for the full implementation of goal 15 “Life on Land”. In particular, we highlight how UNCCD Parties are working together to achieve target 15.3 on land degradation neutrality (LDN). At this stage, we are losing around 12 million hectares of land each year. We need to stop this critical loss and turn this trend around. Literally speaking, the health and productivity of the ground that we stand on will determine the future prosperity and security of humankind. Land degradation neutrality is a simple but revolutionary idea that can connect the dots between

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Environmental change and carbon are intrinsically linked. When contained in greenhouse gases, carbon is a part of the problem. But in its organic form in the soil, carbon represents a major part of the solution. The first metre of soil contains more than twice the amount of carbon than the amount in the atmosphere, and about three times the amount that resides in the world’s vegetation.  Increasing soil carbon builds a precious reservoir and helps to offset greenhouse gas emissions. It also contributes to the fertility of the soil, the foundation for all land-based natural and agricultural

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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 challenges and potential consequences of  failing to implement bold action on land and soil, in terms of future social stability and economic development, should not be underestimated.By securing land as vital natural

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Desertification is a silent, invisible crisis that is destabilizing communities on a global scale. As the effects of climate change undermine livelihoods, inter-ethnic clashes are breaking out within and across states and fragile states are turning to militarization to control the situation. The effects of desertification are increasingly felt globally as victims turn into refugees, internally displaced people and forced migrants or they turn to radicalization, extremism or resource-driven wars for survival. If we are to restore peace, security and international stability in a context where

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