Land Degradation Neutrality for Biodiversity Conservation | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2019
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:1339
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20

Land degradation and biodiversity loss are among the most pressing environmental challenges facing humanity. Land degradation has reduced the productivity of nearly one-quarter of the global land surface, impacted the wellbeing of about 3.2 billion people and cost about 10% of annual global gross domestic product in lost ecosystem services. An estimated 23% of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions derive from agriculture, forestry and other land uses, contributing to climate change.

Land-use change, habitat loss and fragmentation and other factors involved in land degradation processes are driving unprecedented losses in the biodiversity that underpins many of the benefits derived from nature.

The average abundance of native species in most major land-based habitats has fallen by at least 20% and around 1 million species face extinction unless the pressure on nature can be reduced. Many of the global biodiversity targets set for 2020 will not be met.
1.The wellbeing of 3.2 billion people is impacted by land degradation.
2.Nearly one-quarter of the global land surface has reduced productivity due to land degradation.
3.About 1 million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction.
4.At least 680 vertebrate species have gone extinct since the 16th century.
5.The average abundance of native species in most major land-based habitats has fallen by at least 20%, mostly since 1900.
6.One-third of the solution to the climate crisis can be found through restoration, conservation and other land management actions.

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided $14.5 billion in grants and mobilized $75.4 billion in additional financing for almost 4,000 projects. The GEF has become an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector to address global environmental issues.

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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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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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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