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Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Panel: Land Rights for Sustainable Life on Land

The Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on land” commits world leaders to work together to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) for safeguarding life on land. One of the objectives that comprise LDN is to reinforce responsible governance of land tenure. Land rights are a key factor for achieving LDN. This publication by the UNCCD CSO Panel aims to analyze and highlight the linkages…

Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Panel: Land Rights for Sustainable Life on Land
Exploring the impact of changes in land use and land condition on food, water, climate change mitigation and biodiversity: Scenarios for the UNCCD Global Land Outlook

Land is a major overarching theme connecting the three Rio Conventions covering climate change (UNFCCC), biodiversity (CBD), and desertification and land degradation (UNCCD). Land management plays a key role in attaining their goals and targets. Furthermore, a large number of the Sustainable Development Goals have strong links to land and land management, and tradeoffs between sustainability…

Exploring the impact of changes in land use and land condition on food, water, climate change mitigation and biodiversity: Scenarios for the UNCCD Global Land Outlook
2017 - Assessment of the Science-Policy Interface (May 2017)

Monitoring and evaluation refers to evidence-based measurement of the achievement of planned results. It enables a timely recognition and correction of problems in delivering a given task, and the identification of successful practices that can be strengthened and replicated.  Monitoring and evaluation increases the likelihood of a continuous delivery of tangible results. 

2017 - Assessment of the Science-Policy Interface (May 2017)
Scientific conceptual framework for Land Degradation Neutrality. A report of the Science-Policy Interface

The Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) provides a scientific foundation for understanding, implementing and monitoring LDN. It has been designed to create a bridge between the vision and the practical implementation of LDN, by defining LDN in operational terms. The conceptual framework is a product of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface. 

Scientific conceptual framework for Land Degradation Neutrality. A report of the Science-Policy Interface
Turning the tide: The gender factor in achieving the Land Degradation Neutrality

Poor rural women in developing countries are critical to the survival of their families. Fertile land is their lifeline. But the number of people negatively affected by land degradation is growing rapidly. Crop failures, water scarcity and the migration of traditional crops are damaging rural livelihoods. Action to halt the loss of more fertile land must focus on households. At this level,…

Turning the tide: The gender factor in achieving the Land Degradation Neutrality