Percentage of land that is degraded over total land area.

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development 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

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** Trends in Land Cover/Land Use: (1) Global: e.g., http://www.esalandcover- (2) Regional: e.g. data/corine-land-cover ** Trends in Land Productivity: remote sensing data bases of NDVI and other Vegetation Indices/Variables, e.g. , , **
Trends in Soil Organic Carbon: global spatial layers: Harmonized World Soil Database (HWSD), **
More detail on all elements of data sources may be found in the attached document on meta-data


Linkages: 1.5, 2.3, 2.4, 6.6, 12.2, 13.1, 14.1, 15.1, 15.2 and 15.5

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