UNDP Support to Countries for implementing the 10-year Strategy (2008-2018) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Goods and services derived from natural ecosystems underpin human life and economic activity and need to be sustained in order for countries to meet their development objectives. UNDP recognizes that loss of these goods and services is a barrier to sustainable development. Yet effective management of ecosystems can maximize opportunities for sustainable development and inclusive and resilient economic growth.
This document outlines how UNDP delivers country support for sustainable land management across multiple programmes, supporting countries in building policy, governance and finance frameworks for the sustainable management of ecosystems for sustainable development and poverty eradication.