Sustainable Land Management

  • Measuring Impacts of Sustainable Land ManagementJul 11, 2011
    The GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’ (KM:Land), developed a suite of global and project-level indicators to measure global environmental benefits and local livelihood benefits. The indicators and accompanying conceptual framework are now being adopted and adapted by both the GEF and UNCCD in their efforts to measure impacts of their respective strategies to combat land degradation.

  • Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the PacificBiodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the PacificOct 14, 2014

  • Preventing Land Degradation, Sustaining LivelihoodsPreventing Land Degradation, Sustaining LivelihoodsAug 1, 2002
    The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the future" series, highlights examples of UNDP/GEF activities to combat land degradation in Morocco, the Caucasus, Senegal, Lesotho, Pakistan and Sudan. Approaches covered include empowering traditional pastoralists, conserving arid and semi-arid ecosystem, preserving biodiversity and landscapes, etc.

  • Agency Collaboration for UNCCD: Current Situation and Lessons LearnedAgency Collaboration for UNCCD: Current Situation and Lessons LearnedAug 25, 2003
    This joint publication of the Facilitation Committee of the Global Mechanism for the UNCCD CoP-6, (25 Aug - 5 Sept 2003, Havana, Cuba), presents short briefs by Committee members highlighting their commitment to CCD process and its implementation. It provides some lessons learnt from collaboration between members through a matrix of successful collaborative efforts to date.

  • Reclaiming the Land, Sustaining Livelihoods - Lessons for the Future 2004Nov 1, 2004
    The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the Future" series, highlights examples of activities to combat land degradation. It focuses on "cross-cutting projects" that address land degradation but were primarily designed to deal with other environmental problems, and specific UNDP/GEF land degradation projects that seek to build capacity or foster SLM practices.

  • Helen Clark: Speech at the “Towards a Deforestation-Free Future: The Demand-Side Challenge” Side EventHelen Clark: Speech at the “Towards a Deforestation-Free Future: The Demand-Side Challenge” Side EventSep 22, 2014
    United Nations, New York

  • Helen Clark: Opening Speech at a Ford Foundation Event on “The Forest and Climate Challenge: Business, Government and Indigenous Community Leaders Call for Action” Helen Clark: Opening Speech at a Ford Foundation Event on “The Forest and Climate Challenge: Business, Government and Indigenous Community Leaders Call for Action” Sep 22, 2014
    Ford Foundation, New York

  • Implementing the MDGs in the Drylands of the WorldImplementing the MDGs in the Drylands of the WorldAug 1, 2007
    The paper highlights the economic and ecological potential of drylands, as well as the vast information accumulated over the last few decades on their strategic importance to national development and meeting the MDG targets. It advocates for a new strategy for catalyzing and fast-tracking development activities in selected dryland countries to ensure they achieve the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.

  • Guidelines: Ensuring Impacts from SLM – Development of a Global Indicator SystemGuidelines: Ensuring Impacts from SLM – Development of a Global Indicator SystemJul 11, 2011
    The guidelines, by the GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’, presents a set of four global impact indicators and their methodologies which, when taken together, can be used to determine the trends in combating land degradation and desertification through sustainable land management practices that improve the productivity of agro-ecosystems.

  • The Forgotten Billion: MDG Achievement in the DrylandsThe Forgotten Billion: MDG Achievement in the DrylandsOct 4, 2011
    The purpose of this publication is to highlight the development challenges faced by people who live in drylands and to outline how these challenges can be tackled successfully. Covering about 40 percent of the world’s land surface, dryland is home to more than 2 billion people in nearly 100 countries, of which about half remains under poverty. It will be impossible to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 if life does not improve for the poor people of the drylands. Together, they are the forgotten billion. The publication stresses that the policies designed to meet the needs of dryland peoples must be based on a sound understanding of the full complexity and dynamics of dryland ecosystems. They need to emphasize the value of dryland ecosystem services and the investment and marketing opportunities they offer.