• 16 May 2022
  • 13:15-14:45
  • Room: MET-12

Securing Land Tenure Rights to Achieve Land Degradation Neutrality, Land-based Adaptation, and Responses to Drought


People living in drylands and areas affected by degradation are amongst the most vulnerable to climate change impacts. To protect their livelihoods, it is crucial to take measures to avoid, reduce, and reverse land degradation as well as ensure the security of their land tenure, as was recognized and highlighted at UNCCD COP14 in 2019 through the COP14/26 decision on land tenure.

This side event hosted by the TMG Think Tank for Sustainability outlined progress made by Parties to the Convention since COP14 on aligning national land degradation neutrality plans with the COP14/26 decision and highlighted opportunities to further scale up existing efforts. It also addressed the importance of land tenure for land-based adaptation and responses to drought.

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