The assessment of land degradation and restoration is to cover the global status of and trends in land degradation, by region and land cover type; the effect of degradation on biodiversity values, ecosystem services and human well-being; and the state of knowledge, by region and land cover type, of ecosystem restoration extent and options. This 2018 report is on the then-current state of land degradation and restoration worldwide. Produced by IPBES the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

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