Launch of the Fund to Fight Desertification a Key Achievement – IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters [...]

As desertification is the clear and present danger to our landscapes -a transnational issue that governments are seemingly powerless to attack- this initiative could be a harbinger of what is to come, with ground-based initiatives leading the way, and public sector falling in behind with substantial support.

According to the Bonn-based UNCCD Secretariat, the Fund has turned the traditional approach to investment on its head: boldly uniting project leaders, farmers, public and private investors to redefine healthy and productive land as an asset. It has encouraged public funders to secure the risk taken by private investors – to achieve measurable sustainable impact on the ground. (Source)

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