This analytical document presents a vision for transforming the way in which we use and manage land. It underscores how land is key to human security and future wellbeing, the thread that holds together the fabric of society. It considers challenges we collectively face: from the pressures of population growth, climate change, urbanization, migration, and conflict to food, energy, and water insecurity. In all its dimensions, human security is increasingly fragile and in many parts of the world, land degradation and climate change are now recognized as contributing factors to a sense of growing instability.

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Topics: Land Use Management, Ecosystems, COP23 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2017

Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian