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LDN principles

Principles are provided to govern application of the framework and to help prevent unintended outcomes during implementation and monitoring of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). To achieve the broader development objectives of the UNCCD and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), LDN interventions should seek to deliver "win-win" outcomes with gains in natural capital contributing to improved and more sustainable livelihoods. A key issue for governance is the need to ensure that vulnerable communities are not displaced when lands are targeted for restoration. The implementation of LDN requires multi-stakeholder engagement and planning across scales and sectors, supported by national coordination that should include existing local and regional governance structures. Learning is an integral part of this framework, with monitoring verified through stakeholder consultations and lessons learned applied to LDN implementation and future management of land degradation.

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