Land & Natural Resources
With a clear focus on human rights and right holders, our land governance work starts from the perspective of the most vulnerable and looks for practical solutions to “leaving no one behind” by putting strong emphasis on the accountability of states. It sets out to complement other efforts that often target the administrative level and quantitative data.
The Global Soil Week
The Global Soil Week (GSW) offers a platform for interactive exchange and dialogue, linking the global agenda of sustainable development to local implementation. Stakeholders from Government, civil society, science and business are encouraged to share their experiences and expertise and to develop policies and practices to sustainably manage soils and responsibly govern land.
As part of the Special Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, “One World No Hunger,” and in close collaboration with local and national partners in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, and India, we support implementation of the GIZ global programme on “Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security.”
On World Day to Combat Desertification 2018 (June 17) the IUCN urged the world to focus on sustainable land management (SLM) as a way to regenerate economies, create jobs and revitalize communities under the slogan “Land has true value – Invest in it”. TMG's work through it's Soil Rehabilitation for Food Security project has been advocating for SLM in five different countries, thus, this study is warmly welcomed in the struggle to upscale and overcome structural barriers to SLM. TMG's Managing Director, Alexander Müller, along with IUCN Director General, Inger Anderson, wrote and signed the forward.
"The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on “making nature’s values visible”. Its principal objective is to mainstream the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services into decision-making at all levels. It aims to achieve this goal by following a structured approach to valuation that helps decision-makers recognize the wide range of benefits provided by ecosystems and biodiversity, demonstrate their values in economic terms and, where appropriate, capture those values in decision-making."