Position paper

IUCN Position Paper for UNCCD COP15

As UNCCD Parties continue to set and achieve their Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) targets, accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the loss of  biodiversity, implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieve a nature-positive world by 2030, IUCN makes the following recommendations to the Parties:

  • Adopt Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN)
  • Increase and maintain action and commitment for rangeland restoration
  • Adopt land health and ecosystem-based approaches in national drought-risk frameworks and strategies
  • Engage Indigenous People Organisations (IPOs), women’s organizations, the Private Sector and Civil Society organisations (CSOs) in LDN achievement
  • Strengthen and operationalize synergies with the other Rio Conventions and other relevant agreements and processes