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IUCN's work on drylands. Drylands and land degradation. Land degradation and climate change

As a partner to the Convention since 2011, IUCN supports progress towards policies and programmes that deliver Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) through the application of nature-based solutions (NbS) – actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore ecosystems to address societal challenges.

Key messages

IUCN believes that "equitable and environmentally sound attainment of LDN requires investment in all types of land and land use", and urges Parties to:

  • [...] adopt the revised Strategic Framework of the convention and to mobilize greater action to deliver LDN by 2030.
  • [...] build on the clearly established synergy between the Convention and the sister Rio Conventions in order to achieve greater impact through integrated approaches and the multifunctional use of land.

>> Read IUCN's key messages for UNCCD COP13 in full.

IUCN position paper UNCCD COP13


IUCN opening statement: Climate action and global food security depend on healthy drylands

Issues brief: Drylands and land degradation

Issues brief: Land degradation and climate change

IUCN Publication: Biodiversity and the Great Green Wall

IUCN's work on drylands

UNCCD COP13 - the Rio Convention Pavilion (RCP)