ELD News

ELD film now in Portuguese and French

The ELD Initiative short film is now available, also for download in Portuguese and French. This follows the demand from various interest groups to have the film in different languages - for use in communicating the work of the......more

ELD Initiative launches its first report for decision makers

Investment in Sustainable Land Management pays off...more

UNCCD CoP 11, Windhoek - Namibia

ELD Initiative participation will be marked by the following events:-...more

Don't let our future dry up

World Day to Combat Desertification 2013...more

Land for Business – Business for Land: The Economics of Land Degradation

Massive yield losses, severe shortages of clean water, food insecurity, hunger, and poverty – the impacts of global land degradation are alarming. A quarter of the world’s terrestrial surface has been degraded over the past 25......more

Land for Life Award Semi-Finalists Unveiled

The secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is pleased to announce the 16 semi-finalists of this year’s Land for Life Award. The semi-finalists are from 13 countries - Australia, Ghana,......more

Bringing together science and policy

The ELD side event “ELD-Initiative – Bringing together science and policy in the context of regional development planning in Piura, Peru” took place in the margins of the UNCCD CRIC 11 in Bonn, Germany. The well-attended event......more

Bridging the science-policy-practice divide - Making a case for tackling land degradation through valuation of ecosystem services

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative held a session at the margins of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, in  Bonn - Germany, presenting on the approach and methods considered by the initiative. Chaired by......more

ELD film: The Value of Soil

The ELD initiative produced a short information film on the importance of the economics of Land Degradation.The ELD film depicts the value of productive land in provision of ecosystem services and goes on to show the current......more

Piura Regional Directorate of Agriculture supports study on the costs of desertification and land degradation

 Piura, 26 February 2013. – The Regional Directorate of Agriculture of Piura  declared its support for a study on the costs of desertification and land degradation. The purpose of the study is to contribute to the......more

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