Land Degradation Neutrality. Why it matters, how it’s done.

Land Degradation Neutrality. Why it matters, how it’s done.

The problem of land degradation has not received much public attention, but has become a severe global challenge nevertheless. Over 75% of our land has been transformed from its natural state, and almost a quarter is degraded.This video explains how the concept of land degradation neutrality can help us reverse this trend.Land degradation neutrality – abbreviated LDN – describes a world in which no land is lost to degradation at the bottom line and was adopted as a common target under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 15.3).

This video was produced on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with – United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH – Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative.