Restoring life to the land. The role of sustainable land management in ecosystem restoration
The new publication "Restoring Life to the Land – The Role of Sustainable Land Management in Ecosystem Restoration" prepared jointly by UNCCD Secretariat and WOCAT illustrates how Sustainable Land Management (SLM) experience feeds directly into ecosystem restoration efforts, as well as ecosystem maintenance.
SLM has a central role in all the eight United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration ecosystems, through combating land degradation while generating multiple co-benefits including climate change mitigation, resilience, improved biodiversity and enhanced production. In terms of land degradation neutrality – a central component of ecosystem restoration – SLM works to avoid, reduce and reverse land degradation.