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All publications and documents

All publications & documents
The ripple effect: A Fresh Approach to Reducing Drought Impacts and Building Resilience

This brochure highlights the impact of current droughts as well as presenting projections for the future. It strongly suggests that overcoming the prevailing paradigm of ‘reactive’ and ‘crisis-based’ approaches to drought and moving towards ‘proactive’ and ‘risk-based’ approaches will be indispensable to reducing the risks and mitigating the impacts of droughts, floods and other extreme…

The ripple effect: A Fresh Approach to Reducing Drought Impacts and Building Resilience
The UNCCD: Securing Life on Land (2016-2017)

Achieving LDN requires a paradigm shift in land stewardship: from ‘degrade-abandon-migrate’ to ‘protect-sustain-restore’. This is the rationale that underpins the LDN Target Setting Programme that became operational in spring 2016. Through this programme, the UNCCD’s operational arm — the Global Mechanism — is supporting a rapidly growing number of countries that have committed to setting…

The UNCCD: Securing Life on Land (2016-2017)
LDN Target Setting – A technical guide

The LDN Target Setting Programme supports countries to define national LDN targets and associated measures. The bellow document “Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting – A technical guide” has been prepared by the GM and the Secretariat of the UNCCD to provide operational guidance on how to define national baselines, identify voluntary targets and associate measures to achieve LDN by 2030,…

LDN Target Setting – A technical guide
2016 - Evaluation of the PRAIS (May 2016)

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. 

2016 - Evaluation of the PRAIS (May 2016)
The Great Green Wall: Hope for the Sahara and the Sahel

Africa is growing a real wonder of the world. The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel could play a decisive role in the future of the African continent. The Sahel region is one of the most arid and most vulnerable places on earth. Food, water and economic opportunity are often scarce. The local population is growing rapidly and to survive people already face difficult choices every…

The Great Green Wall: Hope for the Sahara and the Sahel
A natural fix: A joined-up approach to delivering the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

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…

A natural fix: A joined-up approach to delivering the Global Goals for Sustainable Development