The UNCCD is also the custodian agency for SDG indicator 15.3.1 (“Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area”) to monitor progress towards achieving SDG target 15.3. Indicator SDG 15.3.1 has been upgraded to Tier 2 in November 2017.
Land degradation is defined as “the reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of rain fed cropland, irrigated cropland, or range, pasture, forest and woodlands resulting from a combination of pressures, including land use and management practices”. Total land area is the total surface area of a country less the area covered by inland waters, like major rivers and lakes. The indicator is expressed as a percent.
Information on the proportion of land that is degraded over total land area is going to be regularly collected and analysed by the UNCCD through its national reporting and review process beginning in 2018, and every four years thereafter.
Research project dealing with the emerging topic of citizen science (particulary important for SDG monitoring).
Adeline Pierre - Joining the community to go jogging and pick up trash along the way. Simultaneously advocating for Climate Change
Implementing a Ridge to Reef approach to preserve ecosystem Services, sequester Carbon, improve climate resilience and sustain livelihoods in Fiji.
Programmes in: Ghana, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Yemen
Katosi, WfWP member: empowering women to take leading roles in creating access to and managing water and sanitation facilities. Women acquire skills and knowledge in construction work – for example tank masonry - , new technologies in WASH and good governance. Rainwater harvesting tanks and community wells are constructed for access to clean and safe water. Communities are supported with adequate sanitation facilities.