"Nature is our home. Good economics demands we manage it better.”

Sir Partha Dasgupta – Dasgupta Review 2021


World needs USD 8.1 trillion investment in nature by 2050 to tackle triple planetary crisis

ELD - in collaboration with UNEP and WEF - have released a joint report 'State of Finance for Nature'.

Release of Regreening Africa case studies

ELD has released all case studies conducted under the Regreening Africa project.

ELD newsletter - Issue 1, March 2021

We are pleased to release the first issue of the 2021 ELD Newsletter. This is our quarterly update on all things ELD. If you want to hear about our work - keep reading!


Who are we?


The Economics of Land Degradation Initiative is a global initiative established in 2011 to increase and strengthen awareness of the economic dimension of land and sustainable land management.

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How we work


We seek to transform global understanding of the economic value of productive land.

We make the economic case for national governments to invest in sustainable land management.

We build the capacity of people around the world to make an economic case for land in their own countries.