Global Mechanism of the UNCCD

The Global Mechanism is a specialized body of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification that supports countries to mobilize financial resources and increase investments in sustainable land management, helping reverse, control and prevent desertification, land degradation and drought.

There are inextricable linkages between climate change and land degradation, drought and desertification – the impacts of which are felt most in developing countries, because of their heavy reliance on land resources for their human, economic, social and sustainable development. All meaningful efforts to address climate change needs to reflect the important role that sustainable land management (SLM) plays in climate change adaptation and mitigation, and vice versa.