Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund. An innovative impact investment fund for sustainable land use, with a linked TA Facility | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2019
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:1076
Pages: 
12

The challenge of land degradation Sustainable land use is closely connected with many sustainable development objectives Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN).  It is estimated that two billion hectares of land is degraded worldwide, and we continue to degrade another 12 million hectares of productive land every year. According to the 2018 World Atlas of Desertification produced by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, 75% of the Earth’s land area is already degraded, and over 90% could become degraded by 2050. Land degradation is not a stand-alone issue, but threatens the future sustainability of life on Earth, with severe impacts on food security, livelihoods, climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Sustainable land management (SLM) practices such as landscape restoration and agroforestry offer great opportunities to reduce and reverse land degradation, and produce significant environmental and social benefits. LDN is defined by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) as: “A state whereby the amount and quality of land resources necessary to support ecosystem functions and services and enhance food security remains stable or increases" LDN  Fund in a nutshell: The Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund, co-promoted by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Mirova, is a first-of-its-kind impact investment fund investing in profit-generating sustainable land management (SLM) and land restoration projects worldwide. The LDN Fund has secured over $100m of commitments from investors, and achieved its first closing in December 2018 with $ 60m available. The LDN Fund provides long-term financing (debt/equity) for sustainable land use projects that will reduce or reverse land degradation.It operates according to robust environmental and social standards, which are integrated into a comprehensive E&S Management System (ESMS).

Auteurs et éditeurs

Corporate Author(s): 

A committed player and a leading player in sustainable finance, Mirova is a conviction-based management company that offers its clients investment solutions combining the search for financial performance with environmental and social impact. This is our raison d'être: to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive economy by increasing our positive impact on environmental issues, but also on reducing inequalities.


Publisher(s): 

A committed player and a leading player in sustainable finance, Mirova is a conviction-based management company that offers its clients investment solutions combining the search for financial performance with environmental and social impact. This is our raison d'être: to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive economy by increasing our positive impact on environmental issues, but also on reducing inequalities.


Fournisseur de données

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.


 

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