Land For Life Award: UN:
Shyam Sundar Jyani, a Rajasthan-based climate activist, has won the prestigious United Nations’ Land for Life Award for his environment conservation concept, Familial Forestry.
- The winner was announced on 17th June 2021 which is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
- Familial Forestry means transferring the care of the tree and environment in the family so that a tree becomes a part of the family’s consciousness.
- Every two years, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) organizes the Land for Life Award.
- The Award recognizes excellence and innovation in efforts towards land in balance.
- The past editions shed light on inspiring initiatives of recovery and restoration of degraded landscapes worldwide.
- They all made a significant contribution towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15: “Life on Land”, in particular Target 15.3 Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN).
- This year the award will put the spotlight on individuals/organizations that made an outstanding contribution to land degradation neutrality on a large scale.
- Which means with long-term changes and dedicated actions for 25 years or longer and remarkable positive impacts on land, people, communities, and society.