15 September 2017 – Ordos, China – By the end of the 13th meeting of the Parties to the United Natio…
Vice Premier of the State Council of China Yang Wang addresses COP 13 during high level segment enco…
The Secretariat and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD are supporting interested countries in the nat…
The UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI) released the Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degra…

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15 September 2017 – Ordos, China – By the end of the 13th meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification,…Read more
12 September 2017 – Ordos, China – The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDN Fund) was launched on 12 September 2017 at the 13th Conference…Read more
12 September 2017 – Ordos, China – “Consumption of the earth's natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years, with a third of the planet…Read more
13 September 2017 – Ordos, China – "…With the knowledge we are gaining, we will become better land and natural resource managers, because we…Read more
11 September 2017 – Ordos, China – Up to 2 billion hectares of land are degraded. On average, 12 million hectares are lost every year and 16…Read more
11 September 2017 – Hamburg, Germany / Ordos, China – The Future Policy Award (FPA) ceremony was held at the thirteenth session of the Confe…Read more

Knowledge Hub

LDN Conceptual Framework

The Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), developend by the UNCCD SPI, provides a bridge between the vision and the implementation of LDN in practice.
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Global Land Outlook

The Global Land Outlook (GLO) is a strategic communication platform that demonstrates the central importance of land quality to human well-being.
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Find best practices on sustainable land management technologies, and share yours through the UNCCD Knowledge Hub (in cooperation with WOCAT).
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Knowledge Sharing Systems

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LDN Target-Setting Building Blocks

Discover the building blocks for Land Degradation Neutrality target setting. Each building block contains concrete advice and steps needed to engage in the LDN target-setting process. 
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