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The Science-Policy Interface

The UNCCD Science-Policy interface

The UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI) promotes dialogue between scientists and policy makers on desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD). The mandate  of the SPI is to provide the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) thematic guidance on knowledge requirements for implementing the UNCCD.

The composition of the SPI is designed to provide independent scientific perspective from the full range of relevant disciplines to the UNCCD, taking into account regional and global issues and policy considerations. The SPI therefore includes

  • 10 globally selected independent scientists
  • 5 regionally nominated independent scientists
  • 5 elected CST Bureau members (science-focused policy makers)
  • 5 observer organization representatives

Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change

Image removed. Sustainable Land Management Contribution to Successful Land-based Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Image removed. Sustainable Land Management for Climate and People science-policy brief

Land Degradation Neutrality

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Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality



Image removed. Land in Balance science-policy brief
Image removed. Land in Balance peer-reviewed article in Environmental Science & Policy

Soil Carbon

Image removed. Pivotal Soil Carbon science-policy brief

Collaboration with other panels and institutions

Image removed.   Intergovernmental Science- Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) Land degradation and restoration assessment (LDRA)
Image removed.   Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special report on climate change and land (SRCCL) and Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)
Image removed.   Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) Cooperation on jointly agreed topics and collaboration on the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon
Image removed.   International Resources Panel of the United Nations Environment Programme Report on land restoration and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Image removed.   Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme Harmonization of land indicators developed by the GLII with land indicators used by the UNCCD


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