The Land Degradation Neutrality
Target Setting Program
The LDN Target setting Programme provided critical support to Caribbean SIDS in using evidence-based strategic land use planning and policy making and enabled them to both expand their capacity and increase their opportunities for finance.
By establishing national voluntary LDN Targets, Caribbean SIDS have defined their ambitions and key priorities to address land degradation. The LDN target setting process has allowed national stakeholders to systematically analyze the causes and effects of land degradation and to come up with evidenced based decisions on what is desirable and feasible to avoid, reduce or reverse land degradation by 2030.
LDN target setting:
the building blocks
1) Leveraging LDN:
LDN target setting is not a stand-alone process but provides opportunities for coordination across ministries and sectors involved in land management.
2) Assessing LDN:
Assessing the current state of land degradation and its drivers is the basis for setting LDN targets, making informed decisions on what action to take, and tracking progress.
3) Setting LDN targets and associated measures:
LDN targets define a country’s ambitions in terms of combatting land degradation. LDN measures comprise a whole range of interventions to avoid, reduce or reverse land degradation.
4) Achieving LDN
An enabling environment is a prerequisite for achieving LDN. It makes integrating the LDN concept into national policies easier, and identifying transformative LDN programmes and projects possible.
Countries with voluntary LDN targets
On the basis of the decisions taken by the 12th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNCCD (COP.12) in 2015, the Secretariat and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD, in collaboration with multiple international partners, established the Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Programme (LDN TSP) to support interested countries to define LDN baselines and set voluntary LDN targets. The LDN TSP country reports and/or country commitments to achieve LDN are available for the LDN TSP participating countries listed on the left