The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) is an initiative for a global study on the economic benefits of land and land based ecosystems. The initiative highlights the value of sustainable land management and provides a global approach for analysis of the economics of land degradation. It aims to make economics of land degradation an integral part of policy strategies and decision making by increasing the political and public awareness of the costs and benefits of land and land-based ecosystems.
Our Vision is to transform global understanding of the value of land and to create awareness of the economic case based on both market and non-market values for sustainable land management in preventing the loss of natural capital, preserving ecosystem services, combating climate change and addressing food, energy and water security.
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