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Recommendations for Future Application of NDVI

  • Genesis T. Yengoh
  • David Dent
  • Lennart Olsson
  • Anna E. Tengberg
  • Compton J. TuckerIII
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Abstract

As discussed in the Introduction, both the UNCCD and the GEF use land cover to monitor land degradation. The UNCCD progress indicators (formerly known as impact indicators) should show progress made in achieving long-term benefits for people living in areas affected by desertification, land degradation, and drought, for affected ecosystems, and for the global environment. At its eleventh session, the COP adopted a refined set of six progress indicators (Decision 22/COP.11; see Annex 6) which will be used for the first time during the second leg of the fifth reporting process in 2016. Recommendations were made to the latest Conference of the Parties of the UNCCD (ICCD/COP(11)/CST/2) for refinements to the provisionally adopted set of impact indicators (Annex 6).

Reference

  1. Bai ZG, Dent DL, Olsson L, Schaepman ME (2008) Proxy global assessment of land degradation. Soil Use Manag 24(3):223–234CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Genesis T. Yengoh
    • 1
  • David Dent
    • 2
  • Lennart Olsson
    • 1
  • Anna E. Tengberg
    • 1
  • Compton J. TuckerIII
    • 3
  1. 1.Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies - LUCSUSLundSweden
  2. 2.Chestnut Tree Farm, Forncett EndNorthfolkUK
  3. 3.Department of Hydrospheric and Biospheric SciencesNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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