Knowledge Note

“Land-use management and the urbanization process are very complex issues for SIDS due to their limited land resources.”

Many Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have committed to establishing national voluntary LDN targets. By establishing LDN targets, SIDS have defined their ambitions and key priorities to address land degradation. The LDN target setting process allowed national stakeholders to systematically analyze the causes and effects of land degradation and to come up with evidence-based decisions on what is desirable and feasible to avoid, reduce or reverse land degradation by 2030. Based on an assessment of the actions and priorities identified by SIDS in their national LDN target setting country reports, the key priorities to achieve LDN in SIDS are summarized in this briefing note.

The Global Mechanism of the  United Nations Covention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with multiple partners, have published the Briefing note.

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