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South Sudan

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

➢ LDN at the national scale

  • LDN is achieved by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss)
  • LDN is achieved by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 10% of the national territory has improved (net gain) 

➢ LDN at the sub-national scale (if applicable/done)

  • LDN is achieved in each of the former 10 states of South Sudan by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss)
  • LDN is achieved in the semi-arid areas, northern borders of South Sudan, and around main towns in South Sudan as well as on Dongotono, Didinga, and Imatong moutains by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 25% of the territory has improved (net gain) 

➢ Specific targets to avoid, minimize and reverse land degradation

  • Improve productivity in 21,950.6 km² and 2,194.4 km2 SOC stocks in lands of South Sudan by 2030 as compared to 2015
  • Rehabilitate 27,019.6 km² of degraded and abandoned land of South Sudan by 2030
  • Halt the conversion of forests and wetlands to other land cover classes by 2030
  • Increase forest cover by 20% by 2030 as compared to 2015
  • Reduce the rate of soil sealing (conversion to artificial land cover) by 100% by 2030 as compared to 2015.
Reference documents
LDN country commitments 2020 English
LDN TSP country report 2020 English