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All publications and documents

All publications & documents
Latin America and the Caribbean: Sustainable land management and climate change adaptation

Timely action to prevent, reduce and reverse land degradation can improve food and water security, contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and avoid conflicts and migration. In this regard, the initiative for land degradation neutrality promoted by the UNCCD should be highlighted. It is also worth noting the efforts of regional players committed to this…

Latin America and the Caribbean: Sustainable land management and climate change adaptation
Youth engagement in land and ecosystem restoration

Young people all over the world participate in both policy and action to avoid, minimize and reverse land and ecosystem degradation. The youth make their voice heard on multiple restoration policy platforms and by taking action on themes such as climate change and biodiversity. But their ability to act as agents of change in restoration is influenced by their geographical, biophysical and…

Youth engagement in land and ecosystem restoration
Urban-rural linkages and ecosystem restoration

Urbanization and ecosystems are profoundly intertwined. As urbanization takes over more land and has greater impacts on ecosystems, and as towns and cities of all sizes demand ecosystem services (food, fiber, water, energy, etc.), flows of people, goods, services, information, capital, etc. define and drive urban–rural linkages in complex and intricate patterns.

Urban-rural linkages and ecosystem restoration
Strengthening tenure and resource rights for land restoration

This working paper describes the interconnections (the “nexus”) between land tenure and land restoration, and how secure tenure is needed to avoid, reduce or reverse land degradation. It draws on case studies in 12 countries, as well as the wider literature, to show the importance of tenure rights in restoration work. At the core of the suggested approach to restoration are concerns about how…

Strengthening tenure and resource rights for land restoration