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News Headlines
#121329
2019-06-17

24 billion tons of fertile land lost every year, warns UN chief on World Day to Combat Desertification

“Desertification, land degradation and drought are major threats affecting millions of people worldwide,” said the UN chief, “particularly women and children.”

News Headlines
#121332
2019-06-17

25 years of protecting our land, biodiversity and climate

Thank you for joining us for the World Day to Combat Desertification.

Meeting
#2527
Meeting
#5483

5th Kubuqi International Desert Forum

28 - 29 July 2015, Ordos City, Mongolia

Meeting
#6008
Meeting
#6112
Meeting
#2107

A Biodiversity Science Symposium

7 - 8 April 2005, New York City, United States of America

News Headlines
#122115
2019-09-04

Achieving Global Consensus on How to Slow Down Loss of Land

NEW DELHI, Sep 4 2019 (IPS) - Expectation are high, perhaps too high, as the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP 14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) now into the third day of its two-week session being held outside the smog-filled Indian capital of New Delhi.

Meeting
#628
News Headlines
#127904
2021-04-06

Africa is creating its own Great Wall - and it’s green

Green is not the first colour you typically associate with the arid Sahel region in Africa. But a pan-regional initiative could change this significantly by 2030, following a pledge for new funding of more than $14 billion.

Press Release
#118859
2018-11-15

African ministers adopt a Pan-African action agenda on ecosystem restoration: Agree to build momentum to implement commitments for biodiversity

15 November 2018 - African Ministers of Environment together with partner organizations committed to an ambitious action agenda taking a coherent approach to addressing the interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate change.

News Headlines
#133223
2022-02-15

Apex scavengers from different European populations converge at threatened savannah landscapes

Over millennia, human intervention has transformed European habitats mainly through extensive livestock grazing. “Dehesas/Montados” are an Iberian savannah-like ecosystem dominated by oak-trees, bushes and grass species that are subject to agricultural and extensive livestock uses.

Side Event
#2755
COP 11
2012-10-16

Asian cold deserts: unique biodiversity and ecosystem services

Asia covers the largest area of cold desert in the world covering partly/fully ten countries viz., Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia and Tajikistan. This ecoregion harbors some unique biodiversity (e.g., snow leopard, Marco Polo sheep, yak and a large ...

Recommendation
SBSTTA 4
#7013

Recommendation IV/3

Assessment of the status and trends and options for conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial biological diversity: dryland, Mediterranean, arid, semi-arid, grassland, and savannah ecosystems

Meeting
#2522
Meeting
#2391
Side Event
#3191
COP 12
2014-10-15

Beyond Tigers

Beyond Tigers would highlight the manner in which tigers promote (and could further promote) CBD objectives, particularly Aichi Targets 11 and 12. The event will highlight how tiger conservation efforts have mobilized funds which protect the wider ecosystems in which the species is found, thus a ...

News Headlines
#133087
2022-02-10

Biocrusts-Key To Ecosystem Health

Biological soil crusts, known as biocrusts, are lichens, algae, mosses, fungi, and cyanobacteria common on the soil surface.[i]They are critical to arid ecosystems, where they help to reduce soil erosion and maintain stability.

Recommendation
SBSTTA 7
#7043

Recommendation VII/3

Biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands: progress report on the implementation of the programme of work

Recommendation
SBSTTA 11
#10959

Recommendation XI/1

Biological diversity of dry and subhumid lands

Recommendation
SBSTTA 5
#7025

Recommendation V/8

Biological diversity of dryland, Mediterranean, arid, semi-arid, grassland and savannah ecosystems: options for the development of a programme of work

Notification
#1484
2010-06-15
Action by
2010-06-30

CBD SBSTTA Recommendations XIV/11: Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-humid Lands and XIV/5 Biodiversity and Climate Change

Reference: SBCD/STTM/JW/71918 (2010-119)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

The fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-14) held from 10to 21 May, 2010, requested the Executive Secretary to consult Parties in order to explore possibilities of developing a proposal on joint activities between the three Rio Conve ...

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Notification
#1488
2010-06-18
Action by
2010-07-16

CBD SBSTTA Recommendations: XIV/11 on Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-humid Lands, XIV/5 on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Reference: SBCD/STTM/JW/71918 (2010-123)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

In accordance with notification 2010-119 of 15 June, please be advised that the online survey on possible joint activities between the three Rio Conventions is now also available in French and Spanish.

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Press Release
#74309
2010-10-18

Climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation and land degradation addressed as a single challenge at the Aichi Nagoya Biodiversity Summit

Nagoya, Japan, 18 October 2010: As the challenges—and solutions—to climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation and the degradation of the world’s drylands, are interlinked and cannot be addressed in a compartmentalized approach. <br><a href='http://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2010/pr-2010-10-18- ...

Side Event
#2816
COP 11
2012-10-11

Conserving Dryland Biodiversity: supporting the environmental services of mobile pastoralists and other indigenous peoples

Discussion of the recommendations from the recent IUCN-UNCCD-UNEP/WCMC publication "Conserving Dryland Biodiversity". Dryland Biodiversity is globally and locally valued, but some dryland subtypes are poorly represented in terms of protected area coverage. However, indigenous and local communiti ...

Recommendation
SBSTTA 14
#12258

Recommendation XIV/11

Consideration of proposals related to the programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands

Statement
#31606
2007-04-02

Contribution from Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Seminar on Desertification and its Implications, 2 – 4 April 2007.

Dry and sub-humid ecosystems cover 47% of the Earth’s land surface. They are not barren land or dead landscapes; rather they contain a number of important well-adapted species. Indeed some of the world’s most important food crops originated in dry and sub-humid lands including wheat and olives. ...

News Headlines
#121350
2019-06-18

Desertification ‘More Dangerous and More Insidious than Wars’

ANKARA, Jun 18 2019 (IPS) - Businesses are being encouraged to follow the lead of the youth to halt desertification, reduce degradation, improve agricultural sustainability and restore damaged lands.

Statement
#6261
1998-05-04

Developments in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity of relevance to the Convention to Combat Desertification

Statement by Dr. Hamdallah Zedan during the opening session of the Forth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification

Meeting Document
#26359
2013-07-17

Document

Information Note For Participants

Meeting Document
#2125
2002-10-30

Document

Information for participants

Meeting Document
#2317
2002-10-30

Document

Information for participants

Meeting Document
#7444
2004-06-17
Meeting Document
#93602
2013-05-09

Document

Report of the CBD-UNCCD Joint Workshop on the Role of Biodiversity in National Drought Management Policies

News Headlines
#129406
2021-06-21

Drought threatens to become the next pandemic

"Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic, and there is no vaccine to cure it." "Drought has directly affected 1.5 billion people so far this century, and this number will grow dramatically unless the world gets better at managing this risk," said Mami Mizutori, the United Nations S ...

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