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Syrian Arab Republic

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

The general national targets of land degradation neutrality in the Syrian Arab Republic: 

By 2030, the Syrian Arab Republic seeks to achieve land degradation neutrality on the entire territory of the country. 

Special voluntary targets of land degradation neutrality in the Syrian Arab Republic: 

The specific targets of land degradation neutrality in Syria address the various land cover that constitute the land of Syrian Arab Republic, as follows: 

  1. Land degradation neutrality targets in agricultural lands: 
    • By 2025, Protect (avoid - reduce) of entire agricultural land from degradation
    • By 2030, reverse 20% of the degraded agricultural lands (rehabilitation, reclamation and restoring)
  2. Land degradation neutrality targets in range lands (Badia): 
    • By 2030, 1.4 million hectares of range land will be protected from degradation (water erosion, wind erosion, overgrazing, and pollution) and increase productivity by 2015 or earlier
    • By 2030, the rehabilitation of 0.9 million ha of the Badia lands, which showed different types of  degradation (water erosion, wind erosion, overgrazing, and pollution)
  3. Land degradation neutrality targets in forest lands: 
    • By 2025, protect the entire forestland from degradation
    • By 2030, rehabilitate 50 per cent of the forest land with different signs of deterioration (cut-fires)
  4. Land degradation neutrality targets in the sector of water resources and wetlands: 
    • ·By 2025, 100% of water resources and wetlands are protected from degradation
    • By 2030, rehabilitation of 50 per cent of water resources and wetlands that subjected to different degradation levels and increased efficiency of water resources
  5. Land degradation neutrality targets in sector of biodiversity: 
    • By 2025, protect (avoid - reduce) ecosystems and habitats
    • By 2030, rehabilitate 50% of ecosystems and natural habitats
  6. Land degradation neutrality targets in the urban areas: 
    • By 2025, urban land management according to the principles of land degradation neutrality
  7. Land degradation neutrality in the sector of regulatory and legislative matters: 
    • By 2030, improve regulatory and legislative matters in Syria to ensure that the land degradation neutrality targets are implemented and achieved

 

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