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Looking to the Land in the Climate Change Race

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 2019 (IPS) - The international community still has a long way to go to chart a new, sustainable course for humanity. But the upcoming climate change meetings provide a renewed opportunity to tackle climate change head on.

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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.

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There’s No Continent, No Country Not Impacted by Land Degradation

ANKARA, Jun 17 2019 (IPS) - The coming decades will be crucial in shaping and implementing a transformative land agenda, according to a scientist at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN).

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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.”

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25 years of protecting our land, biodiversity and climate

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

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Human-made deserts are drying up our planet

A third of the earth’s landmass is covered by deserts. But the exploitation and deforestation of our land is destroying vast stretches of fertile soil, leading to further desertification.

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The unexpected little underdogs of the big bad desert

Deserts are harsh ecosystems defined by high daytime temperatures that can dehydrate bodies quickly and low night temperatures that demand warm shelters. Despite the extremes, deserts are sanctuaries to a diversity of life forms. Animals living in these habitats have adopted mechanisms to cope w ...


World Soil Day 2018

5 December 2018, Rome, Italy

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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.


World Soil Day 2017

5 December 2017, Rome, Italy

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UN Heads call for assistance to address linked climate change, biodiversity and desertification threats

13 November 2017 – The Executive Secretaries of the Biological Diversity, Climate Change, and Desertification Conventions are calling for the establishment of a Facility to secure finance for large projects that will help to address common issues.


World Soil Day 2015

5 December 2015, Rome, Italy


5th Kubuqi International Desert Forum

28 - 29 July 2015, Ordos City, Mongolia


World Day to Combat Desertification

17 June 2015, Bonn, Germany

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Nominations for the West Africa Regional Workshop of the UN-Water Initiative "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies", 4 to 7 May 2015, Accra, Ghana

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/SS/AC/84397 (2015-024)
To: CBD NFPs from: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal and Togo

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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 ...

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Realizing the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (This is a case study on the collaboration between the Asahiyama Zoo, the Borneo Conservation Trust (BCT), BCT Japan and businesses , revealing how the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary was built and how future conservation work will be shared among the participating parties. )

In October 2013, The Borneo Elephant Sanctuary held its inaugural opening in Sabah Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It was built through the efforts and collaboration among several companies, the Asahiyama Zoo in Japan, BCT, and BCT Japan. Each party has played different roles and the project t ...

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Nominations for the North Africa Regional Workshop of the UN-Water Initiative “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies”, to be held from 17 to 20 November 2014, in Cairo, Egypt

Reference: SCBD/SAM/SS/ac/va/83888 (2014-117)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen

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