The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has published an online version of the 4th volume of the ‘A Better World’ series, focusing on Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land. SDG 15 aims to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. This book reflects the progress and challenges in this essential topic, highlighting good practices in a wide variety of societies and disciplines.

eLEAF contributed to this issue being part of the ESA funded EO4SD Agricultural and Rural Development cluster project. Our joint article “How can earth observation support agricultural development in rural areas” can be found on page 18. UNCCD will publish the printed edition in September 2018, but you can already enjoy the online preview here.