On 3 September, in the margin of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) event in New Delhi, India, the BES-Net organized a side together with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
While LDN setting and implementation process are largely led by Government in many countries, as the UN Secretary General firmly stated, it is everybody’s business to put degraded lands back to life. We, humans, all depend our life and livelihoods on land directly or indirectly. With just over a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, including SDG15.3, it is of critical importance to bring all the stakeholders together for the land rehabilitation, restoration and management actions, building on the latest scientific evidences as well as the long-established traditional local knowledge and practice.
The aim of the side event was to demonstrate the potentials of scaling up and accelerating the implementation of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by strengthening the science-policy-practice interface. The event presented the latest land-related scientific evidences produced by IPBES, as well as the BES-Net’s Trialogue tool, as a window of opportunity to promote the integration of these new findings and recommendations into national/sub-national policies and on-the ground practices. The representatives of from Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia also shared their respective insights including the key highlights of the country team’s experiences at the Anglophone Africa Regional Trialogue and brief summaries of any post-Trialogue actions ongoing and/or planned by science, policy and practice communities in support of LDN implementation.
The Anglophone Africa Regional Trialogue was organized on 28-30 May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, with the financial support of to the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
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