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All publications and documents

All publications & documents
Southern Africa: Leveraging the land, water and energy nexus in SADC

The report focuses on the cross-sectoral linkages of land-water-energy (LWE) systems or nexus points that can be used to leverage progress towards achieving LDN. Given the current status of land resource management and related cross-cutting issues in Southern Africa, the report highlights gaps that need to be addressed and good practices that could be scaled up and out. The nexus gains…

Southern Africa: Leveraging the land, water and energy nexus in SADC
Central and Eastern Europe: Ecosystem restoration for green recovery and a sustainable future

This regional thematic report is the first comprehensive analysis of commitments under international and national initiatives promoting land and ecosystem restoration in the region. However, the area covered by restoration commitments – currently 13.5 million hectares, or 5% of the total degraded area – is not sufficient to address the extent of degradation and loss in the region’s forests,…

Central and Eastern Europe: Ecosystem restoration for green recovery and a sustainable future
COP15 informal guide

This informal guide was prepared by the UNCCD secretariat with the purpose of assisting participants to the meetings in Abidjan in making the sessions a success. This guide seeks to provide an overview of the structure, programme and agenda items of COP 15, CST 15 and CRIC 20, and practical information on how the work is carried out at the formal and informal settings. This guide is not meant…

COP15 informal guide
Northeast Asia: Partnerships to Achieve Land Degradation Neutrality

In the Northeast Asia sub-region, environmental pollution, transboundary sand and dust storms (SDS), agricultural expansion, deforestation, and overgrazing are growing challenges that are being further complicated by the impacts of climate change. Desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) are a significant problem affecting soil, air and water quality,…

Northeast Asia: Partnerships to Achieve Land Degradation Neutrality
Latin America and the Caribbean: Sustainable land management and climate change adaptation

Timely action to prevent, reduce and reverse land degradation can improve food and water security, contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and avoid conflicts and migration. In this regard, the initiative for land degradation neutrality promoted by the UNCCD should be highlighted. It is also worth noting the efforts of regional players committed to this…

Latin America and the Caribbean: Sustainable land management and climate change adaptation