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Land Degradation Neutrality under the SDGs

Land Degradation Neutrality under the SDGs

National and international implementation of the land degradation neutral world target

The article "Land degradation neutrality under the SDGs: National and international implementation of the land degradation neutral world target" by Elizabeth Dooley, Ennid Roberts and Stephanie Wunder explores how the current momentum in international soil policy can be used to promote sustainable land use and reduce land degradation, particularly through the SDG process and using UN Conventions. It puts a special emphasis on the opportunities and challenges of the concept of "land degradation neutrality."


Citation

Elizabeth Dooley, Ennid Roberts, Stephanie Wunder (2015): Land degradation neutrality under the SDGs: National and international implementation of the land degradation neutral world target, Environmental Law Network International, elni Review 1+2/2015.

Language
English
Year
2015
Published In
ISSN
1618-2502
Dimension
8 pp.
Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Drivers and impacts of land degradation
Socio-economic and human rights implications of land degradation
3 SDGs and land degradation neutrality
3.1 UN Open Working Group proposals for SDGs
3.2 Other SDGs and targets of relevance for land and soil
4 National implementation of the SDGs and land degradation neutrality
4.1 Implementing land degradation neutrality under the SDGs – Overcoming existing challenges
4.2 Example legal instruments for uptake at the national level
5 International obligations to combat land degradation neutrality
Protocol on land degradation neutrality under the UNCCD or the CBD?
6 Conclusions: The way forward to achieve land degradation neutrality