The loss in both the quality and quantity of healthy and productive land resources is an immediate global concern, especially in developing countries and those with a high proportion of fragile and vulnerable drylands. As a symbol and global champion of such concerns, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) recognizes that halting and reversing land degradation is one of the key sustainable development priorities for most countries.
In response to this global challenge, the UNCCD secretariat and its partners identified the need to create a strategic communications publication and platform, entitled the Global Land Outlook (GLO), in order to facilitate insightful debate and discourse on a new and transformative vision for land management policies, planning and practices at global, regional and national scales.
The first edition of the GLO, published in September 2017 in both print and digital formats, was made possible with supporting partners such as the European Commission, the Governments of Korea, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and the United Nations Development Program. A GLO Steering Committee, composed primarily of representatives from the partner organizations listed below, was instrumental in guiding its development.
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Home: ©UNCCD A. Asen. The Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel, aerial view
Google Earth Engine Team, 2015. Google Earth Engine: A planetary-scale geospatial analysis platform. https://earthengine.google.com
The Outlook: João HN Palma. https://www.flickr.com/photos/agforward/13626081635/in/album-72157642842617165/
Chapter 1: Meaning of Land/Photo: UN Photo/Fred Noy
Chapter 3: Drivers of Change/Photo: Şükrü_Ağba, Turkey
Chapter 4: Convergence of Evidence/Photo:Neil Palmer (CIAT),
Chapter 5: Impacts on Human Security/Photo: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.
Chapter 6: Scenarios of change/Photo: United Nations Environment Programme
Chapter 7: Food Security and Agriculture/Photo: Yusuf Ahmad
Chapter 8: Water Resources/Photo: UN Photo/Fred Noy
Chapter 9: Soil and Biodiversity/Photo: Colette Kessler
Chapter 12: The Drylands/Photo:Ollivier Girard (CIFOR),
A More Secure Future/Photo: Ollivier Girard (CIFOR),
Annex II/Photo: John A. Kelley
Working Papers: Andrea Borgarello. Courtesy of World Bank / Terraafrica
Index: Shy Sol. https://static.pexels.com/photos/68495/pexels-photo-68495.jpeg
About: P. Wall/CIMMYT. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cimmyt/8209187521/in/album-72157624342268284/