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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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