Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 15: Life on land
Target 15.3: By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

This indicator is defined as the amount of land area that is degraded. The measurement unit for indicator 15.3.1 is the spatial extent (hectares or km2) expressed as the proportion (percentage) of land that is degraded over total land area.

Selected indicators on the Land Portal

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GHG net emissions/removals by LUCF refers to changes in atmospheric levels of all greenhouse gases attributable to forest and land-use change activities, including but not limited to (1) emissions

Measurement unit
Million ton of CO2 equivalent

Other related indicators

Total area (1'000 Ha) devoted to organic agriculture.

Measurement unit
1000 Ha

This indicator measures carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in kilograms per dollar (expressed at the 2011 Purchasing Parity Power) of GDP.

Measurement unit
Kg per 2011 PPP$ of GDP

Droughts, floods and extreme temperatures is the annual average percentage of the population that is affected by natural disasters classified as either droughts, floods, or extreme temperature even

Measurement unit
% of population affected (average 1990-2009)

GHG net emissions/removals by LUCF refers to changes in atmospheric levels of all greenhouse gases attributable to forest and land-use change activities, including but not limited to (1) emissions

Restrictions regarding rural land use are enforced measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Total number of biofuel (Agriculture) deals in a gven country over the overall time period 2000-2015.

Measurement unit
Number

Total number of carbon sequestration/REDD (Forestry) deals in a gven country over the overall time period 2000-2015.

Measurement unit
Number