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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future.


Desertification, land degradation, and drought are among the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, with up to 40% of all land area worldwide already considered degraded.

 

Healthy land not only provides us with almost 95% of our food but so much more: it clothes and shelters us, provides jobs and livelihoods, and protects us from the worsening droughts, floods and wildfires.

 

Important information

 

  • Every second, an equivalent of four football fields of healthy land becomes degraded, adding up to a total of 100 million hectares each year.

  • Each USD invested in land restoration can yield up to 30 USD in return. In many countries affected by desertification, land degradation and drought, agriculture represents a high share of economic revenue.

  • Under UNCCD, over 130 countries have already pledged to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) by 2030: a world where human activity has a neutral, or even positive, impact on the land.

 

Source: The United Nations

 

 


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