About the ELD Initiative

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is a global science-policy initiative that works to integrate the true value of land and its ecosystem services in decision-making and to capitalize on this value through policy reforms, economic instruments, institutional design and financing strategies with the aim of boosting action and investments for sustainable land management and ecosystem restoration.

Established in 2011 between the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the European Commission and hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the ELD Initiative recently entered its second decade of activities - a "Decade for Action".

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Maximizing Synergies Among Rio Conventions to Accelerate the Biodiversity, Climate, and Land Agendas – ELD Initiative and UNCCD Side Event at CBD COP 15

New ELD evidence on the economics of land-based Rio-targets in Rwanda kicked-off discussions at an ELD-UNCCD side event at the UN Biodiversity Conference identifying entry points for better linkages of the climate, land, and biodiversity agendas.

Doubling finance flows into nature-based solutions by 2025 to deal with global crises

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

ELD Newsletter - June 2022

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