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Technical guide on the integration of the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests

Produced jointly by the secretariats of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), with contributions from multiple stakeholders, this technical guide addresses the integration of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of…

Technical guide on the integration of the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests
Good practice guidance. SDG indicator 15.3.1, Proportion of land that Is degraded over total land area. Version 2.0.

It is a revised, upgraded and improved version of Good Practice Guidance issued in 2017. The new version is more advanced in the analytical methods for calculating SDG Indicator 15.3.1, and reflects current best practice, data and knowledge. The purpose of the Guidance is to inform the work of Parties, particularly on monitoring and understanding the status of land cover, land productivity and…

Good practice guidance. SDG indicator 15.3.1, Proportion of land that Is degraded over total land area. Version 2.0.
Restored land, healthy people, green recovery. Build forward better with land-centered solutions

Land restoration is a proven and cost-effective strategy that can jumpstart a green economic recovery. It creates green jobs, uplifts rural communities, and delivers significant co-benefits for human health, biodiversity, and climate change. Land restoration offers multiple pathways towards a green recovery and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We have the tools to achieve this -…

Restored land, healthy people,  green recovery. Build forward better with land-centered solutions
Land Degradation Neutrality for sustainable agriculture & food security

This brochure provides a brief overview of the UNCCD’s LDN target setting programme and an analysis of response actions identified by 86 countries, highlighting the potential for actionable synergies with the Food Systems Summit. Leveraging LDN Commitments to Boost Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. The greatest prospects for reversing land degradation, and reducing greenhouse gas…

Land Degradation Neutrality for sustainable agriculture & food security
Supporting the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Land-based solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet

Land use change is the primary transmission pathway for emerging infectious diseases, and the rate of land conversion is accelerating. Moreover, the foundation for building back better in the face of climate change and the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be centered upon future land use decisions. The good news is that governments around the world have already initiated

Supporting the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Land-based solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet
Land Degradation Neutrality in Small Island Developing States.Technical Report

This report presents the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) vision created by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and shows how SIDS are linking their sustainable land management agendas with areas relevant to achieving their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Land-use management and the urbanization process are very complex issues for SIDS due to their limited land resources, and the…

Land Degradation Neutrality in Small Island Developing States.Technical Report
Land Degradation Neutrality for water security & combatting drought: Briefing note

Water scarcity is already widespread and remains on the rise: it is found in nearly every region in the world. Around 36% of the world’s population is currently living in water-scarce regions. This publication shows that avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation have positive long-term gains in water security. As land degradation and water scarcity are closely linked, and water is the…

Land Degradation Neutrality for water security & combatting drought: Briefing note
Land Degradation Neutrality for Biodiversity Conservation. Briefing Note

Land degradation and biodiversity loss are among the most pressing environmental challenges facing humanity. Land degradation has reduced the productivity of nearly one-quarter of the global land surface, impacted the wellbeing of about 3.2 billion people and cost about 10% of annual global gross domestic product in lost ecosystem services. An estimated 23% of total anthropogenic greenhouse…

Land Degradation Neutrality for Biodiversity Conservation. Briefing Note