Public Seminar by Dept. Forest Sciences and VITRI

Land degradation neutrality: a realistic initiative or a mirage

VITRI and the Dept. of Forest Sciences are organising a Public Seminar with the support of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) titiled: Land degradation neutrality: a realistic initiative or a mirage.

UPDATE: The activity can be viewed online from the following link

Land degradation is widespread and a serious threat affecting the livelihoods of 1.5 billion people and about 24 % of the land area worldwide. The land degradation neutrality (LDN), which was initiated by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) aims to balance anticipated losses in land productivity and the associated ecosystem functions and services due to land degradation, with measures that produce alternative gains through approaches, such as land restoration and sustainable land management. The LDN initiative strives to achieve a land degradation neutral world by 2030. To date, 119 countries have committed to set LDN targets. Are the LDN targets achievable by 2030? How should the LDN initiative be implemented to achieve the desired targets? How can the progress of restoration activities be measured and monitored? To get an idea on these and other questions - come, attend and participate in the discussion!

When: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 (9:00-14:00)
Where: Auditorium B1, B-building, Latokartanonkaari 7, Viikki campus, Helsinki (see location)

 

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