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2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum
2 February 2022

This side event will present the latest information available on land-related SDG indicators that are showcased on the SDGs dashboard. The event will emphasize how Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) can play a key role in accelerating achievement of the SDGs and Building Back Better in light of the COVID-10 pandemic.

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United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Where do we land up on climate change?
14 January 2022

In this episode of Land UP! we ask where do we land up on climate change?

We spoke to Indigenous climate activist Dr. Myrna Cunningham Kain, the Guardian's global environment editor Jonathan Watts and Co-Director of Prindex Anna Locke. We discussed the recent COP26, which took place in Glasgow in November of 2021,  and what this means for Indigenous land rights.


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Drought in Kenya's Ewaso Ngiro river basin, photo by Water Alternatives Photos (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Land and political power have always been closely intertwined in Kenya’s historical trajectory. After independence from the British in 1968, the legacy of a dual system of land laws and administration continued.

Jowar IDP camp Photo credit UN Photo Tobin Jones CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

In June 2021 Somalia was estimated to have a population of 16.35 million people, of whom 46% now live in cities. The urban population is predicted to triple by 2050. Somalia, which is 627 340 km2 in extent is situated on the Horn of Africa.


indigenous peoples climate change

Climate change can destabilize existing land and resource governance institutions and associated property rights across the spectrum of landscape types. Transformed climatic conditions, manifested in either rapid-onset or slow-onset ways, can change how land and natural resources are accessed and used as geographical shifts in resource productivity, resource scarcity, and therefore land use patterns occur.

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Land and SDGs

UN member States endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- a set of 17 Global Goals, in a 15-year period. The SDGs contain land-related targets and indicators under SDGs 1, 2, 5, 11 and 15.  Many national, regional and global organizations and stakeholders working in the land sector are committed to implementing the SDGs and monitoring the land-related indicators to promote responsible land governance and secure tenure rights for all. Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of and control over other economic and productive resources thus, critical to achieving the SDGs.

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