One obvious gap is the fact that most national land policies are not linked to international goals. This is important, especially from the point of view of the SDGs, when viewed against the background that the implementation of such policies will have little or no contribution to the attainment of international goals. The Kyoto Protocol did not even mention relation to the role
of land and soil in climate change dynamics. When national governments ratify international conventions, it is important that these are backed up with relevant national policies accompanied by baseline indicators to track progress towards reaching policy goals.
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