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

Sir Partha Dasgupta – Dasgupta Review 2021


ELD in Iceland

ELDs Scientific Coordinator Dr. Ricard Thomas travelled to Iceland to teach the ELD approach in a two-day course within the Land Restoration Training Program (GRO-LRT)

Scenarios for Integrated Land Use Planning: A workshop series

ELD, in partnership with GEO-LDN, WOCAT, FAO and UNCCD, is currently preparing a workshop series on Scenarios for Integrated Land Use Planning (S4ILUP). Join the process as member of the advisory board or workshop participant!

ELD Newsletter - February 2022

Latest updates from the ELD Initiative, covering events, publications, and more.


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.