In 2017, the World Future Councilâ€™s Future Policy Award is working in partnership with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to highlight laws and policies that contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods in the drylands, and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 15, target 3, to â€œcombat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world.â€
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Send your nomination(s) by 17 February 2017 to Ms. Fiona Curtin: firstname.lastname@example.org. ATTACHED is the Template for contributing nominations.
Nominations for the best laws and policies to combat desertification can originate in many different political fields, from conservation to sustainable land management, from ecosystem payments to trade to finance. The nominated laws and policies can be local, national or regional in nature, and should have been in existence for long enough to prove their effective implementation and impact.
The laws and policies should deliver identifiable improvements, take into account systemic aspects such as sustainable use of resources, equity, poverty eradication and good governance, reflect the World Future Councilâ€™s holistic and integrated perspective, and perform well against the Seven (7) Policy Principles that have been adopted by the World Future Council. (For information about the principles at
The winners will be presented in a formal ceremony with the participation of ministers, decision-makers, media and donors in September 2017, in the framework of the Thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties of UNCCD in Ordos, China.
ATTACHMENTS: Word & PDF files with background information, nomination process, and Template for contributing the nomination.