Discussion Paper No. 23/003
Land degradation is a global issue and already there are global commitments to restore over 1 billion
hectares of land (3x India). Economic analysis of land restoration shows that investing one dollar in land
restoration can produce a return of 7 to 30 dollars. This leads to great opportunities to invest in a sustainable future for people, planet and profit.
Laws are getting in place that make land regeneration mandatory. The proposed EU Restoration law
mandates 90 % restoration of degraded lands by 2050.