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Why climate researchers are so excited about landscapes....? In the recently published book, Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality In Practice
UNCCD Library Book of the month: Soil Atlas 2015: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields (March 17 2015)
The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource
The authors identified seven compound risks that make climate change a serious threat. These complex, systemic risks emerge when climate change interacts with other stressors and pressures such as increasing demand for resources, environmental degradation, unequal economic development, population gr…
The objective of LDN is to maintain or even improve the amount of ecologically healthy and productive land resources over time, and to do it in line with national sustainable development priorities. Businesses, through their operations, impact land and depend on land according to their business mode…
What is land degradation and why it matters for business? Is degraded land an under performing asset?
April 23 - World Book and Copyright Day- an opportunity to recognize the power of books to change our lives for the better.
With an increasing awareness of the potential of land to meet public and private development goals, land is being seen as an ever more attractive investment vehicle.
Land provides humans with the means to live, and from the first steps tread upon it, has been a patient provider of vital resources.
Over coming years, migration flows related to climate change are expected to increase, particularly in the world’s poorest countries. Apart from climate change, land degradation, in the form of loss of nutrients, soil erosion, pollution and salinisation can also drive changes that lead to migration.…
Land matters. It is worthy putting it as bluntly as that. It feeds and nourishes us. It provides fuel to warm us and the home we live in. Its loss is a real world driver and amplifier of instability. Humans will fight to defend their land and kill to grab enough land for their needs.
The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today 11 February 2016.
New Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas (GSBA) offers amazing photos, maps, charts, statistics, and shared information that scientists, educators, policy makers, and non-specialists alike can use as a toolkit for knowing and understanding soil biodiversity globally.
The new report warns that the region's burgeoning cities may not be adequately equipped to tackle urban disasters that occur more frequently and with greater intensity.
The new IFPRI report analyzes food policy developments in 2015, assesses challenges and opportunities for the coming year, and investigates the role of food systems in achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)among which the SDG15.
Land is a valuable and limited resource. Better integration of land use impacts needed across EU policies
Land and soil are limited natural resources essential to all human life. One of the major environmental challenges facing Europe is an increasing demand for development, which threatens these ecosystem services, such as water recycling and purification, carbon storage, and food and fuel — as well as…
The 2016 Adaptation Finance Gap Report explores the costs of meeting adaptation needs and assesses the funding that is available for meeting those needs.
Land resources are one of nature’s most precious gifts. They feed us and help our societies and economies to thrive.
New FAO study provides the most detailed snapshot to date on trees, forests and land use in the world's drylands.
Opportunities for growth and development, even in regions vulnerable to drought, will open up if water is sufficiently available.
Land Degradation & Development © John Wiley & Sons Ltd Volume 27, Issue 8 Pages 1781 - 1872, November 2016 Special Issue: Desertification: History, Causes and Options for its Control
This page contains a compilation of metadata received as of 4 March 2016 from UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, other UN offices and entities, Regional Commissions, and other international and regional organisations on the suggested global indicators that the IAEG-SDGs has presented to the United N…
The UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has launched its 2016 flagship report titled, ‘Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.The publication draws on policy innovations from the South, analyzes which policies and pra…