Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – (UNCCD / IISD)


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UNCCD Provides Information on Land Degradation Neutrality in SDGs

The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has published a webpage with answers to frequently asked questions regarding the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) or target on land degradation neutrality (LDN).

The outcome from the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) called for international efforts to strive to achieve a land-degradation neutral world (LDNW). The Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs included a target on LDNW in its proposed set of goals, under Goal 15, to ‘Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.’

The UNCCD resource offers answers to the following six questions: Why do we need a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) or Target on Land Degradation?; How is a Land Degradation Neutral…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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