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Terrestrial Ecosystems

Terrestrial Ecosystems

UNEP works to address environmental consequences of land use and assists decision-makers in governments, private sector, NGOs and the MEA Secretariats to make better, more informed choices in relation to sustainable land management.


Policies and Strategies

To address existing and emerging issues and consequences of land use, key strategies and policies are in place to facilitate a coordinated and effective approach in dealing with possible challenges, and to encourage and ensure agreed upon standards are met.

Holding back the desert

 Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF)
Activities in the LULUCF sector can provide a relatively cost-effective way of offsetting emissions, either by increasing the removals of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere (e.g. by planting trees or managing forests), or by reducing emissions (e.g. by curbing deforestation).

UNEP Governing Council Decisions
Programmes and Activities