Economics of Land Degradation
Policy tools are used by the Parties in order to align with the UNCCDs mandate and policy direction. As one of the primary functions of the Convention, policy tools developed by the UNCCD and its Partners provide a solid foundation for the mitigation of issues including land degradation (LDN), desertification/land degradation and drought (DLDD) and sustainable land management (SLM).
The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is a global strategy for sustainable land management that explores economic benefits of the land and the ecosystems it supports. The initiative highlights the reward of investing in land management and provides a universal approach for analysis of the economics of land degradation. It aims to make economics of land degradation an integral part of policy strategies and decision making by increasing the political and public awareness of the costs and benefits of the land and land-based ecosystems.