A message from the UNCCD Secretariat



Three new publications on Land Degradation Neutrality target setting

102 countries have already committed to translating the global Land Degradation Neutrality target into country-specific targets and actions that generate multiple benefits: from climate change mitigation and adaptation to zero hunger; from ensuring access to clean water to creating decent work and green jobs. The UNCCD Secretariat and the Global Mechanism, in collaboration with close to 20 bilateral and multilateral partners are supporting countries on the LDN target setting journey.

Three new publications have been recently released:

1) Land in Balance is a science-policy brief prepared by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI). It gives an overview of the scientific conceptual framework for land degradation neutrality (LDN). The conceptual framework creates a common understanding of the LDN objective and consistency in approaches to achieving LDN.  



FR: http://www2.unccd.int/sites/default/files/documents/18102016_Spi_pb_multipage_FR_0.pdf

SP: http://www2.unccd.int/sites/default/files/documents/18102016_Spi_pb_multipage_SP.pdf

2) Scaling up Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting – From Lessons to Actions: 14 Pilot Countries’ Experiences, distils countries’ real cases and partners’ experiences from the pilot project findings into top lessons and takeaways. It aims to provide easy access to practical solutions for decision makers, country stakeholders and development partners interested in engaging in the LDN target setting process.


3) Achieving Land Degradation at the country level: Building blocks for LDN Target Setting, explains in practical terms how to put the evolving LDN concept into practice. Four building blocks form the basis of the LDN target-setting process, developed with the scientific guidance of the UNCCD Science- Policy Interface (SPI) and feedback received from country Parties and stakeholders.


Happy reading!

Sara Minelli

Programme Officer

Science, Technology and Implementation Unit

UNCCD Secretariat

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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