The Caux Dialogues on Land and Security were founded by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Initiatives of Change Switzerland and the Initiative for Land, Lives, Peace. 

About Us

The threats stemming from the interaction of global warming, soil infertility, pollinator loss, chemical leaching and ocean acidification are still underestimated by decision-makers around the world. Climatic collapse and massive desertification are a destabilising blow to health, wealth and equality. Rising tensions find outlets in conflict and migration. Dealing with them in isolation is a recipe for failure; integrating them holistically is a far more promising path. The potential benefits of global-scale ecosystem restoration are huge, ranging from climate change reversed to environmental migration curbed and peace sustained. Experience has shown that the only way to achieve ecosystem restoration and its desired outcomes is to put local communities in charge.

Our Goals

The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security has been exploring enironmental issues since 2013 by bringing together public and private leaders with small farmers, activists and researchers to build a community of practice.

The CDLS supports the following, as a part of a larger Caux Forum experience:

  • Review of actions to be taken at varying levels to encourage human-centered responses
  • Support for policymaking that accounts for the complexity of the circumstances (with special reference to conflict and land restoration)
  • Connection between cross-sector actors and actions 
  • Personal plans of action of steps to take

Read the 2019 Report here!

Contact Us

Contact for IofC Switzerland:

Irina Fedorenko
Managing Director - Caux Dialogue on Land and Security