A manual for gender-responsive land degradation neutrality transformative projects and programmes

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A manual for gender-responsive land degradation neutrality transformative projects and programmes

Climate- and human-induced land degradation endangers the future survival of our planet. A new focus on achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) seeks to spark and grow transformative efforts to avoid, reduce and reverse land degradation through gender- and socially-equitable means. As of July 2019, 122 countries of the 169 countries directly affected by desertification, land degradation or drought pledged to achieve land degradation neutrality at the national or sub-national level. More than 82 countries have already set LDN targets towards halting land degradation by 2030, and 44 of the 70 countries regularly hit by drought are setting up drought management plans to ensure that droughts do not turn into disasters. Many of the target entail co-benefits for sustainable agriculture and food security, and link to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to advance gender equality, increase women’s equal access to and control over land and natural resources, improve health and nutrition, reduce poverty, and restore ecosystems and climate change impacts.

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The manual was prepared by Tzili Mor, UN Women consultant/independent legal expert on human rights and resource equity, and produced by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and UN Women. The manual benefitted from the views and inputs provided by Global Mechanism of the UNCCD experts, Aurélie Lhumeau, Associate Programme Officer, and Sandrine Jauffret, Programme Officer, and International Union for Conservation of Nature experts, Jackelline Siles, Senior Gender Programme Manager and Emmet Boyer, Programme Officer.


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