Soils provide the basis for more than 95% of the food produced in the world and support the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and agricultural workers. The accelerated degradation of soil and land constitutes an important threat and is widely accepted as the most critical factor in limiting agricultural production in certain regions of the world. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration represents an opportunity to build synergies, coordinate efforts and ensure that investments channeled through global calls for action live up to their stated goals. This segment focuses on sustainable land management and ecosystem restoration by analysing their linkages from the global to the local level. We will dive into the multilateral process of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, explore how the potential of carbon sequestration projects can be unlocked, and finally discuss how innovative and inclusive land rights recognition initiatives can be successful.
Originally titled “Session, TMG Think Tank: “Measuring Progress” on Gender & Land Tenure”, this session hosted by the TMG Think Tank aired on June 4th, 2020 at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference.