Land Restoration Day at Rio Conventions Pavilion

Linking Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) targets with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and biodiversity targets through Sustainable Land Management

Enhancing soil health and soil organic carbon stocks through climate-sensitive sustainable land management and land restoration is a central leverage for climate change mitigation and adaptation, food security and biodiversity conservation. Integration of Land Degradation Neutrality targets into Nationally Determined Contributions and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans may unlock resources to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality targets, raise the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions in the land use sector and ensure the inclusion of soil health in the post-2020 biodiversity agenda.

Panelists will focus on how to strengthen synergies between the Rio Conventions at a political level. The session aims to contribute to the alignment of national soil organic carbon-related planning processes to save resources and boost action.

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Leigh Winowiecki

Global research leader: soil and land health, CIFOR-ICRAF