Scaling up dryland restoration through policy and investments involves developing and promoting policies and investments that optimize dryland ecosystem services.
The key targets (2020) under this result area include:
- National voluntary targets are established for Land Degradation Neutrality and implementation strategies are developed in 116 countries
- Policies are developed in 5 countries that support the equitable environmental stewardship of dryland communities
- Increase in the number and value of investments that are adapted to specific needs of community based rangeland ecosystem management in 5 countries
- Application of an analytical tool (in 5 countries) for identifying appropriate policies that support Sustainable Drylands Management
- Increase in landscape restoration investments in the Great Green Wall that demonstrate and measure multiple benefits to society, based on a more thorough stakeholder engagement
Globally IUCN works closely with UNEP, IFAD and FAO to strengthen support for sustainable pastoralism as a component of the Green Economy. This work contributes to the IUCN Human Dependency on Nature knowledge basket. IUCN’s position on dryland investments is detailed in the publication “Dryland Opportunities”: