Why tenure security is important to combat land degradation?

14 May 2022

UNCCD COP15

 

COP15 brings together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society, and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of land.

The land is crucial for a healthy, productive society, and COP15 explores links between land and key sustainability issues such as climate change. These issues are discussed during high-level roundtables and interactive dialogue sessions, as well as numerous other special and side events. ​

For GLF, COP15 is a key moment in the fight against desertification, land degradation, and droughtLand rights, gender equality, and youth empowerment are among the top items on the Conference agenda.

About the session

 

During the Land Tenure Security as a Catalyst to Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality speakers discuss land degradation neutrality and its relation to land tenure security and why tenure security is important to combat the further degradation of land.

Land tenure security is embedded in a wider spectrum of human rights and what is needed to secure these multiple rights for those living on and from the land.

Local, regional, and global actors elaborate on what instruments they use to align legal frameworks with local realities, and what it takes to bridge formal legislation with informal realities on the ground.

The outcome of the discussion exposes the pros and cons of multi-stakeholder dialogue, which is increasingly seen as an instrument to bridge the two, and help to strengthen land tenure security for all.