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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Measures to reduce land degradation, 09/12/2019. Various steps have been taken by the Government of India to reduce land degradation and desertification of land to ensure food security.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, NGT Bar Association Vs MoEF & Others dated 20/11/2019. The issue for consideration is safeguarding of land use falling under Natural Conservation Zone (NCZ) in terms of regional plan prepared by National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) under the provision of National Capital Region Planning Board Act, 1985.

Protecting mountain ecosystems, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and ensuring food security are all global priorities.

Land degradation threatens the livelihoods of billions of people around the world . This is particularly the case for populations living in rural areas where most of the poor people reside: estimates report that 80% of the extreme poor live in rural areas and 65% work in the agricultural sector.

Land restoration has tremendous potential to help the world limit climate change and achieve its aims for sustainable development, according to this new study by the International Resource Panel (IRP).

Land Degradation Neutrality is a new way of approaching land degradation that acknowledges that land and land-based ecosystems are affected by global environmental change as well as by local land use practices.

This GLO regional thematic report analyses the challenges, constraints and assets of 7 countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Nigeria), highlighting past achievements and future opportunities to promote sustainable and inclusive development throughout the entire region.

Widespread land degradation threatens food production, water availability, biodiversity and energy security.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continue to influence global development policy in the coming decade. Under SDG15, Target 15.3 calls to “combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world” by 2030.

The UNCCD-SPI technical report “Realising the Carbon Benefits of Sustainable Land Management Practices: Guidelines for Estimation of Soil Organic Carbon in the Context of Land Degradation” provides decision guidance for the estimation of soil organic carbon (SOC) in support of appropriate deployment of sustainable land management (SLM) technolog

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