Established in 1994, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The Convention addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands, where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found.

“Landscape restoration is the cheapest and most efficient form of climate action, which places people and ecosystems in the center of development. Reviving degraded landscapes to amplify returns across sectors is a win-win idea.”

РIbrahim Thiaw, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Executive Secretary of the Convention to Combat Desertification