Unveiling the Costs of Inaction to Control Land Degradation Vs Benefits of Taking Action

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Unveiling the Costs of Inaction to Control Land Degradation, and Benefits of Taking Action

ICARDA’s groundbreaking APELD tool quantifies the monetary value of ecosystem services (ESS) lost due to inaction in the face of land degradation. It assesses the benefits of rehabilitation actions, estimates the costs of such interventions, and evaluates the potential gains in terms of the quantity and value of ESS that can be preserved or newly generated. It also calculates the returns on investment for these interventions. 

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