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Tools and resources for land degradation neutrality implementation


Land in Balance, a science-policy brief prepared by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface

Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality, a report of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface

The following tools and resources were presented in the publication “Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality: A Report of the Science-Policy Interface” as examples of sources of information that countries pursuing land degradation neutrality (LDN) could use. The list is not exhaustive, and other useful tools and resources for LDN implementation and monitoring can be found in the Knowledge Sharing Systems on the Knowledge Hub.

Tools/methods and capacity building for resilience assessments

Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Assessment (RAPTA)

Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists (SHARP)

Tools/methods and capacity building for economic valuation

Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative

Land Use Trade-Offs (LUTO)

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

Tools/methods to estimate land potential and land stratification

Global Agro-ecological Zoning Tool (GAEZ)

Land Capability Classification system

Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS)

Global Land Outlook working paper: Land use planning

Tools to integrate gender considerations into the design of preliminary assessments

Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD)

Towards a gender-responsive implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Tools to develop other indicators/metrics to monitor LDN implementation

Red List Index

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Tools to support local community participation in verification of LDN indicators/metrics

Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF)

Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS)

Information from assessments that can support LDN implementation

Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative

Global Environment Outlook (GEO) assessments

Global Land Outlook (GLO)

Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment (LDRA)

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA)

Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems

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