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land degradation neutrality (LDN)

qual rights and opportunities for women are not only matters of women’s justice and dignity. It is well known that when women and girls have equal rights in law and in practice—and equal opportunities to achieve their aspirations—their communities and countries also benefit. Development practitioner…
Land Degradation Neutrality is one of the Sustainable Development Goal targets, requiring on-going degradation to be balanced by restoration and sustainable land management. However, restoration and efforts to prevent degradation have often failed to deliver expected benefits, despite enormous inves…
Starting with the vision of what LDN is expected to achieve, the conceptual framework focus is “on maintaining or enhancing the land resource base, (the stocks of natural capital associated with land resources), in order to sustain the ecosystem services that flow from them, including food productio…
This course is aimed at beginners, business students and professionals as well as anyone with an interest in business-driven landscape restoration. It offers comprehensive knowledge of landscape degradation and landscape restoration from both the perspective of natural science and from an economics…
The Role of Tenure in Reducing Land Degradation session from the Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach March 20-24, 2017Washington, DC
Introducing landscape connectivity and its benefits, the report identifies policy gaps and outlines the roles that stakeholders can play in promoting and implementing supporting actions. With measures improving landscape connectivity also supporting several Sustainable Development Goals and helping…
The fundamental idea of LDN is to achieve no net loss of land-based natural capital; through measures to avoid and reduce land degradation combined with measures to reverse past land degradation. Values of losses and gains may be estimated and monitored using indicators related to a base-line. The t…
The International Day of Forests is observed on 21 March every year. This year, a special event to observe the Day was held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome under the theme, “Forests and energy”. The observance was held in conjunction with the…
GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOIL ORGANIC CARBON (GSOC17); Co-organized by FAO, GSP/ITPS, IPCC, UNCCD-SPI and WMO 21 – 23 MARCH 2017; FAO HQ, ROME, ITALY
This Factsheet explains the concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) and provides data and case studies on land degradation in the Arab Region.