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LDN country information

To date, 127 countries have committed to setting Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) targets. More than 100 countries have already set their targets, and many have secured high-level government commitment to achieve LDN. Full details of the LDN targets, as well as country reports on the target setting process and the country commitments to achieve LDN, are available on the UNCCD Knowledge Hub.

Final country report of the LDN Target Setting Programme provides a concise synthesis of the national LDN target setting process, summarizing LDN outputs and outcomes.

Country commitments to achieve LDN reflect each country’s ambition for achieving LDN based on the national LDN targets, taking into account national specifics and underlining the country's commitment to the LDN response hierarchy avoid>reduce>reverse.

The LDN country profiles present evidence-based arguments that support investment in LDN by showcasing multiple benefits of actions to avoid, reduce and reverse land degradation. The country profiles highlight the role that land issues play in two key areas of the global agenda:

  • Sustainable Development Goals that feature in several  national voluntary LDN targets and measures set by countries in the context of SDG target 15.3 on LDN; and
  • Climate change, showcasing land-based commitments outlined in the nationally determined contributions (NDCs), a cornerstone of the Paris Agreement.

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