Strategies and policies to reach a land-degradation neutral world uri icon

abstract

  • Despite the difficulties in quantifying the extent anddegree of land degradation or restoration, evidenceshows that continued land degradation will be animpediment to meeting several SDGs. The UnitedNations states that it aims for land degradationneutrality (LDN) which in 2015 became firmlyestablished as an agreed-upon objective in the realmof international environmental politics. First, as partof the SDGs whose Target 15.3 calls to ?combatdesertification, restore degraded land and soil,including land affected by desertification, droughtand floods, and strive to achieve a land degradationneutralworld? by 2030 (UNGA, 2015). The Conferenceof Parties (COP) of the United Nations Convention toCombat Desertification (UNCCD) took the decisionto align the implementation of the Convention withSDG 15.3 and invited its Parties to set voluntary LDNtargets (UNCCD, 2015). From that point onwards,the key question is how to implement these globalaspirations at the national level and what is needed tooperationalize the LDN concept and translate it intoconcrete strategies to meet LDN at scale

publication date

  • 2017
  • 2017