TODAY: Consultation Workshop: Responsible Land Governance for Land Degradation Neutrality
This workshop will discuss how responsible land governance can feature as a component of land degradation neutrality (LDN) – at all stages of implementation (from policy-planning to implementation on the ground). The outcome of these discussions is intended to guide a policy brief focused on concrete actions policy makers and LDN implementers can take when setting up and conducting LDN activities.
The outcome of the workshop will inform the policy brief and upcoming discussions with the UN Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) on an enabling environment for LDN.
Healthy and productive land resources form the basis of societal livelihood systems. Entire populations are directly dependent on the ecosystem services provided by land resources for their well-being. It was estimated in 2011 that up to 25% of the world’s land and soil resources can be classified as highly degraded or highly degrading. Overcoming the challenges associated to land degradation is thus of great importance. With the adoption of the SDGs by the United Nations in 2015, countries committed to strive towards achieving a land-degradation neutral world by 2030 (SDG Target 15.3).