The Global Wetland Outlook provides a current overview of global wetlands: their extent, trends, drivers of change and the responses needed to reverse the historical decline in wetland area and quality.
The world's commitment towards land degradation neutrality (LDN) became enshrined in various international agreements and decisions throughout the year 2015.The challenge now becomes one of addressing its operation, in order to achieve these new policy goals and targets by the year 2030.
The past decade saw steady growth in bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) to support the objectives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, reaching USD 8.7 billion per year in 2014-15. Yet, biodiversity accounts for only 6% of total bilateral ODA, compared with 20% for climate.
VITRI together with the United Nations Convention to combat Desertification United Nations (UNCCD) have published articles on Drought and Dryland Management in a special issue of the Journal Silva Fennica. The articles address the issue of ‘Drought and Dryland Management’ from the view point of…