Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) is a new initiative intended to halt the ongoing loss of healthy land through land degradation. It creates a target for land degradation management, promoting a dual-pronged approach of measures to avoid or reduce degradation of land, combined with measures to reverse past degradation. LDN is an achievement when globally or in a given landscape or terrestrial ecosystem the area of productive land remains stable or increases.
The objective of LDN is that losses are balanced by gains, in order to achieve a position of no net loss of healthy and productive land.
The objectives of LDN are to: