This indicator is defined as the amount of land area that is degraded. The measurement unit for indicator 15.3.1 is the spatial extent (hectares or km2) expressed as the proportion (percentage) of land that is degraded over total land area.

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GHG net emissions/removals by LUCF refers to changes in atmospheric levels of all greenhouse gases attributable to forest and land-use change activities, including but not limited to (1) emissions

Measurement unit: 
Million ton of CO2 equivalent

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Total area (1'000 Ha) devoted to organic agriculture.

Measurement unit: 
1000 Ha

This indicator measures carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in kilograms per dollar (expressed at the 2011 Purchasing Parity Power) of GDP.

Measurement unit: 
Kg per 2011 PPP$ of GDP

Droughts, floods and extreme temperatures is the annual average percentage of the population that is affected by natural disasters classified as either droughts, floods, or extreme temperature even

Measurement unit: 
% of population affected (average 1990-2009)

GHG net emissions/removals by LUCF refers to changes in atmospheric levels of all greenhouse gases attributable to forest and land-use change activities, including but not limited to (1) emissions

Measurement unit: 
Million ton of CO2 equivalent

Restrictions regarding rural land use are enforced measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; D)

Total number of biofuel (Agriculture) deals in a gven country over the overall time period 2000-2015.

Measurement unit: 
Number

Total number of carbon sequestration/REDD (Forestry) deals in a gven country over the overall time period 2000-2015.

Measurement unit: 
Number

Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 15: Life on land
Target 15.3: By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

Indicator details

Status: 
Tier 3

Internationally established methodology or standards is not yet available for the indicator, but methodology/standards are being (or will be) developed or tested.

Custodian agency: 
United Nations Agency

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

 

Partners: 
United Nations Agency

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UNEP work encompasses:

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