The ELD Initiative makes progress on the economics of land degradation in Central Asia.
Various studies by the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative demonstrate that we generally underestimate the value of land, due to a large disconnect between the financial and true value of land.
Community-led rehabilitation efforts have proved successful in reversing degradation and improving biomass yields in India.
Dr. Richard Thomas makes the business case for sustainable land management at the IUCN Congress in the language of the economics of land degradation.
Countries in Central Asian Countries are embracing cultivation of the indigo plant as a way to rehabilitate degraded lands and improve wellbeing and livelihoods of rural communities.
ELD brings us closer to achieving a dynamic equilibrium between man, land and land-based ecosystems.
Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas: "Our efforts for sustainable development, for peace and stability in drylands and beyond must focus more and more on land."
The photo story highlights the causes and consequences of land degradation, and the need for inclusive cooperation to halt and reverse this calamity.
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