Land and Soil Actors Pilot Methodology for Global SDG Thematic Reviews

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9 May 2017: Participants at this year’s Global Soil Week (GSW) will convene a series of “Thematic Review LABs,” using an integrative land and soil perspective, as a contribution to thematic reviews to be undertaken at this year’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July. Meanwhile, a High-Level Event on Land Degradation, Desertification and Drought held at UN headquarters in New York, US on 1 May 2017, underscored the role of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 15.3 on land degradation neutrality (LDN) in “connect[ing] the dots between many of the SDG’s goals and targets.” Related research and policy discussions convened by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and its partners further explored some practical challenges in SDG implementation, especially in drought-stricken Sub-Saharan African countries. Read more