This CSFD factsheet reviews the concept of “land degradation neutrality” (LDN): operational and socioeconomic aspects, governance, stakeholders, implementation, risks, etc.
A French version is also available.
Land degradation is an obstacle to sustainable development due to its impact on the environment, food security, agroecosystem service provision and people’s livelihoods.
It is a combined local, regional and global problem that—in addition to drylands—affects areas worldwide. A global concerted effort is thus needed to halt and reverse this phenomenon.
The land degradation neutrality concept has emerged to mobilize the international community to cope with the issue.