Recommendations for Future Application of NDVI
As discussed in the Introduction, both the UNCCD and the GEF use land cover to monitor land degradation. The UNCCD progress indicators (formerly known as impact indicators) should show progress made in achieving long-term benefits for people living in areas affected by desertification, land degradation, and drought, for affected ecosystems, and for the global environment. At its eleventh session, the COP adopted a refined set of six progress indicators (Decision 22/COP.11; see Annex 6) which will be used for the first time during the second leg of the fifth reporting process in 2016. Recommendations were made to the latest Conference of the Parties of the UNCCD (ICCD/COP(11)/CST/2) for refinements to the provisionally adopted set of impact indicators (Annex 6).