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Cover image for publication "Combating Land Degradation"

Combating Land Degradation

Land is a vital resource to humankind, like air and water. Land degradation—the progressive deterioration or loss of the productive capacity of soils for present and future—is a global challenge that is intimately linked to key aspects of human security and well-being: food, jobs, health, and…
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Cover image for publication "The Great Green Wall Initiative: Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Sahel"

The Great Green Wall Initiative: Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Sahel

Over a decade ago, the Global Environment Facility, in close partnership with the World Bank, invested in what has become a landmark project for Africa and the world - the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) in the Sahara and Sahel. Throughout its history, the GEF has been a strategic partner of…
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Land Degradation Neutrality at the GEF

The GEF has quickly responded to decisions of UNCCD COP12 in Ankara (2015) and started to support Land Degradation Neutrality target setting and implementation through several projects in GEF-6, which are summarized in this brochure.

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