MESSAGE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ON THE OCCASION OF THE WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT 17 JUNE 2018
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Land is nature's gift. Not only that it makes our planet habitable, but it offers a multitude of resources for our benefit.
Yet, this gift is not an infinite, but a scarce resource.
For centuries, we have misused this treasure through land grabbing, unplanned urban and industrial sprawl, and unsustainable agricultural practices. The result is that a third of our planet’s land is severely degraded. And the trends are worrying. Consumption of Earth´s natural resources has doubled in the last 30 years. Unsustainable land management has led to crises, vulnerabilities and risks, with land's ability to support life on Earth being currently in decline. Moreover, land in crisis impacts induces human crises and potential displacements, including the erosion of invaluable traditional knowledge, through its spiritual and cultural connection to the land.