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All publications and documents

All publications & documents
Gender-responsive land degradation neutrality

This paper will discuss emerging trends in gender dimensions of land degradation, making an argument for the importance of taking gender roles into account when making policies and laws to promote land degradation neutrality.  Women comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, rising to 70% in some countries.4 In Africa, for instance, 80% of agricultural production comes from…

Gender-responsive land degradation neutrality
Energy and land use

This paper identifies and compares the land impact of all terrestrial energy forms. It also focuses on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the use and supply of energy, as well as the maintenance and enhancement of terrestrial carbon sinks that are essential to mitigating climate change, as set forth in SDG 13 and the Paris Agreement of 12 December 2015. Meeting these goals…

Energy and land use
Co-managing land and water for sustainable development

This paper represents a contribution to the Global Land Outlook in terms of discussing the complex dimensions of land and water resources management. Per the Terms of Reference for its production, the paper explains complex interactions between land and water resources management. Hot spots of land degradation as well as hot spots of water scarcity are presented in a series of global maps that…

Co-managing land and water for sustainable development
Land tenure and rights for improved land management and sustainable development

This working paper explores how land tenure systems in different ecosystems and bio-cultural regions around the world are linked to land degradation or sustainable land management. It is against this backdrop that five major issues surrounding land tenure, and rights for improved land management and sustainable development, are addressed; these are: Problems associated with land ownership …

Land tenure and rights for improved land management and sustainable development
2017 Land for Life Award: Land and Human Security

Land for Life Award recognizes the excellence and innovation of individuals, groups, institutions and businesses whose work and initiatives have made a significant contribution in achieving Land Degradation Neutrality. With the theme “Land and Human Security”, the 2017 Land for Life Award has been awarded to nominees whose work has demonstrated tangible evidence of transforming the lives of…

2017 Land for Life Award: Land and Human Security