Aug 25, 2003Agency Collaboration for UNCCD: Current Situation and Lessons LearnedThis 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.
Nov 1, 2004Reclaiming the Land, Sustaining Livelihoods - Lessons for the Future 2004The 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.
Sep 22, 2014Helen Clark: Speech at the “Towards a Deforestation-Free Future: The Demand-Side Challenge” Side EventUnited Nations, New York
Sep 22, 2014Helen Clark: Opening Speech at a Ford Foundation Event on “The Forest and Climate Challenge: Business, Government and Indigenous Community Leaders Call for Action”Ford Foundation, New York
Oct 7, 2015Delivering Results in Degraded Lands for People and Planet
Jun 12, 2014Environmental Justice - Comparative Experiences in Legal EmpowermentThis report outlines challenges and innovations arising around the world as communities and governments pursue an agenda of justice based on inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment. The paper highlights trends in strategies emerging across regions
Nov 1, 2009Dryland Opportunities: A new paradigm for people, ecosystems and developmentThe Challenge Paper builds on the understanding about climate dynamics in drylands and the role of uncertainty, risk and resilience. It situates this debate in the context of rapid global change - of climate, economy and geopolitics. It emphasizes adaptive potentials, the value of dryland ecosystem services and the investment and marketing opportunities they offer.
Nov 1, 2008Collaboration for Pro-Poor Land Governance – United Nations and CSOsThe document aims to help UN country teams, as well as other UN staff, intergovernmental organizations and CSOs to: Understand the issue of land governance, why it matters and why civil society needs to be involved; Understand why UN agencies need to work with CSOs to promote pro-poor land governance; and Identify the opportunities and entry points that exist for such UN-CSO collaboration.
Aug 1, 2007Implementing the MDGs in the Drylands of the WorldThe 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.
Nov 30, 2006The unresolved land reform debate: Beyond state-led or market-led modelsIn response to the problem of inequalities in the distribution of land, this Policy Research Brief points toward a land reform model that could both satisfy legitimate and urgent demands for social justice and develop an agrarian system that is economically viable. It draws primarily on a UNDP-ISS supported set of country studies and analytical papers.