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All publications and documents

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Debt for land restoration swaps

This report explores methods of financing land restoration using nature-based debt instruments such as debt-for-nature swaps, the established use-of-proceeds bond structure and the novel sustainability-linked bond concept.

Debt for land restoration swaps
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
World atlas of desertification

While the first picture of Earth from deep space invoked awe and wonder, they also graphically revealed the startling reality of the finite and stark boundaries in which humanity exists. Whitin these boundaries, the Earth has entered the age of Anthropocene, where humans are dominant force altering the Earth System.  

World atlas of desertification
Land rights matter for people and the planet

An options paper for raising awareness on responsible land governance for combatting desertification, land degradation, and drought. Tenure security is a crucial enabler for land degradation neutrality. Without rights to property, communities lack the security to invest in the ecosystems on which they depend, which can hinder uptake of sustainable management practices even…

Land rights matter for people and the planet
Ecological connectivity: an essential component of ecosystem restoration

Ecological connectivity can inform the planning, designing, and implementing of actions to avoid, reduce, and restore land degradation. We recommend prioritizing actions that focuses on ecological connectivity to achieve maximum socio-ecological benefits early in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and argue for the importance of integrated land use planning.

Ecological connectivity: an essential component of ecosystem restoration
Model framework for technology transfer

In line with its mandate to mobilize resources for the transfer of technolog the GM is developing a model framework for technology transfer. The framework explores options for the horizontal distribution of more mature technologies between countries to ensure availability and affordability where these technologies are most needed, while aiming to help new and innovative technologies move up…

Model framework for technology transfer