Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS)
11 – 15 July 2017


11 – 15 July 2017

CDLS 2016, Caux Dialogue on Land and Security

The business of land restoration and trust

The case for tackling land degradation and conflict is clear. Land degradation poses direct, operational risks for businesses within food, fibre, forestry and bioenergy sectors. Global economic losses arising from land degradation are estimated at $40 billion annually. Degradation reduces yields, creates food insecurity and erodes livelihoods, driving migration. Where combined with weak governance structures and other socio-economic inequalities, conflict often ensues.

Conversely, land restoration and trust building offer opportunities to minimize operational, social and environmental risks. As soil carbon is also restored, the impacts of climate change are reduced. Enterprises can develop new, value-added products, build new markets, and reduce business risks from conflict using innovative approaches.

Yet, there is a dearth of investments directed at land restoration, despite the abundance of private capital in financial markets.

Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2017 will aim to reconcile the needs and opportunities for private sector investment in land restoration and trust- building initiatives. It will convene experts, policymakers, practitioners, activists and the private sector to exchange experience and knowledge on three key aspects:

•             Investment: what does and doesn’t work.

•             Land governance: establishing land security for long-term restoration.

•             Trust building in private sector restoration projects

Join the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2017 for more ground-breaking, solutions-oriented discussions on land and security.


Organized in collaboration with
  • The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


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