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Acronym: 
EDL Initiative
Phone number: 
+49 228 4460-3740

Localização

ELD Initiative Secretariat
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36
53113 Bonn
Alemanha
DE
Working languages: 
inglês

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is an initiative on the economic benefits of land and land based ecosystems. The initiative highlights the value of sustainable land management and provides a global approach for analysis of the economics of land degradation. It aims to make economics of land degradation an integral part of policy strategies and decision making by increasing the political and public awareness of the costs and benefits of land and land-based ecosystems.

Our Vision

The partners’ vision of Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is to transform global understanding of the value of land and create awareness of the economic case for sustainable land management that prevents loss of natural capital, secures livelihoods, preserves ecosystem services, combats climate change, and addresses food, energy, and water security, and to create capacity for the utilisation of economic information for sustainable land management.

Mission Statement

The central purpose and role of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is that through an open inter-disciplinary partnership:

 

  • We work on the basis of a holistic framework built upon a recognized methodology to include the economic benefits of sustainable land management in political decision-making;

     

  • We build a compelling economic case for the benefits derived from sustainable land management from the local to the global level while applying a multi-level approach;

     

  • We estimate quantitatively the economic benefits derived from adopting sustainable land management practices and compare them to the costs of these practices;

     

  • We develop the capacities of decision-makers and land users through innovative formats to adapt and build their knowledge into national frameworks and action on the ground;

     

  • We stimulate the transformation towards land uses that provide fulfilling and secure livelihoods to all while growing natural capital, enhancing ecosystem services, boosting resilience and combating climate change;

     

  • We increase the awareness of the total value of land with its related ecosystem services;

     

  • We mainstream the full benefits of land in international and national land use strategies and action programmes by proposing effective solutions, tailored to country- or region-specific needs, including policies, and activities to reduce land degradation, mitigate climate change and the loss of biodiversity, and deliver food, energy, and water security worldwide.

Economics of Land Degradation Initiative Resources

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Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Julho 2016
Global

With around one third of the world’s arable land
degraded, estimated annual losses of 6.3 to 10.6
USD trillion, and a projected need to increase food
production from land by 70 per cent by 2050, we
simply cannot afford to neglect the loss of potential
production from careless land management.
Whenever land is not producing at its potential,

Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Dezembro 2015
Angola
Burúndi
Benim
Burkina Faso
Botswana
República Centro-Africana
Costa do Marfim
Camarões
República Democrática do Congo
Congo
Djibuti
Egito
Eritreia
Etiópia
Gabão
Gana
Guiné
Quênia
Libéria
Lesoto
Marrocos
Madagáscar
Mali
Moçambique
Mauritânia
Malawi
Namíbia
Níger
Nigéria
Ruanda
Sudão
Senegal
Serra Leoa
Sudão do Sul
Essuatíni
Chade
Togo
Tunísia
Tanzânia
África do Sul
Zâmbia
Zimbabwe
África Ocidental
África Oriental
Norte de África
África Central
África austral

Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils.

Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Dezembro 2015
Jordânia
Sudoeste Asiático

Jordanian rangelands are a source of valued
livestock produce, carbon storage, biodiversity, and
medicinal plants. They also serve as watersheds
that receive rainfall, yield surface water, and
replenish groundwater throughout the area
east and south of the western Jordan highlands.
Appropriate land management, which is currently

Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Dezembro 2015
Mali
África Ocidental

The Kelka forest in the Mopti region of Mali is
important for the provision of ecosystem services
like carbon sequestration and maintenance of
the hydrological cycle. The Kelka forest area
occupies more than 300, 000 hectares with 15
villages within and around its boundaries. The
forest resources and soil fertility of the forest

Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Dezembro 2015
Etiópia
África Oriental

Soil erosion and deposition values were estimated using pixel based landscape information and the Unit Stream Power Erosion Deposition (USPED) model, which works with the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) parameters.

Materiais institucionais e promocionais
Dezembro 2015
Cazaquistão
Quirguistão
Tajiquistão
Turquemenistão
Usbequistão
Ásia Central

In this issue: the meeting in Antalya laid the foundation for the implementation of the ELD Initiative in Central Asia. The ELD CA Initiative held a working meeting in Ashgabat. Communication issues have been identified. A working meeting of the group of Tajik specialists. ELD CA paths of cooperation are being determined. A 6-step approach to issues of the Economics of Land Degradation.

Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Dezembro 2015
Global

As the world’s population continues to rise, there is
an ever increasing demand for our land to produce
a diverse range of products such as food, timber,
and fuel. Our growing need for these goods is
leading to higher levels of competition between
different land uses and, as a result, land users. Not
only is the quantity of land available for production

Economics of Land Degradation Initiative: Report for policy and decision makers cover image
Relatórios e Pesquisa
Recursos e Ferramentas de Treinamento
Setembro 2015
Global

Considering the figures given in the foreword and found in the literature about the on-going and increasing degradation of land and land-based ecosystems and their productivity, this indicates a pressing need to re-design current policies and clearly defined guidance for future action for sustainable land management.

Materiais institucionais e promocionais
Agosto 2015
Cazaquistão
Quirguistão
Tajiquistão
Turquemenistão
Usbequistão
Ásia Central

In this issue: ELD CA National teams defined and visited pilot research sites. ELD CA Initiative presented at the International Water Forum of Mountain Countries. ELD CA National teams defined ecosystem services and their valuation methods. ELD CA and UNDP BIOFIN project in Kazakhstan defined the cooperation during the

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