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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.

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FROM THE FIELD: Restoring life to Ghana’s land

Subsistence farmers in Ghana are learning how to hold back the decline in the fertility of the smallholdings they cultivate while revitalizing their soils as desertification increasingly threatens their land and livelihoods.

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India pledges to restore 50 lakh hectares of degraded land by 2030: Environment Minister

Minister says India will take the lead to combat desertification

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Namibia made strides to combat desertification

NAMIBIA has made significant strides in implementing the resolutions of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at national level, a senior official at the environment ministry has said.

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India to set voluntary target to combat land degradation

"Nearly 30% of land is degraded and we are committed to address this challenge"

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Money Grows on Trees–Don’t Uproot Them

PEMBA, Zambia, Jul 26 2019 (IPS) - Jennifer Handondo, a small scale farmer of Choma district in southern Zambia, plants food crops such as maize mostly for her family’s needs

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[Interview] “Avoiding the risk of land degradation is fundamental to any response to climate change”

Barron Joseph Orr, lead scientist at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is at the forefront of the UN body’s efforts to tackle land degradation.

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Food From Thought

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 2 2019 (IPS) - As the weather continues to change and land becomes degraded, the socio-economic security implications are vast. In an effort to tackle these issues, climate-smart agriculture is quickly gaining traction around the world.

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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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