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News Headlines
#121806
2019-08-06

India to set voluntary target to combat land degradation

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

News Headlines
#121717
2019-07-26

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

News Headlines
#121620
2019-07-18

[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.

News Headlines
#121457
2019-07-02

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.

News Headlines
#121401
2019-06-26

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.

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.

Meeting
#5855
News Headlines
#121321
2019-06-17

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).

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.

News Headlines
#121334
2019-06-17

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.

News Headlines
#119976
2019-02-15

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 ...

Meeting
#5800

World Soil Day 2018

5 December 2018, Rome, Italy

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.

Meeting
#5633

World Soil Day 2017

5 December 2017, Rome, Italy

Press Release
#115168
2017-11-13

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.

Meeting
#5628
Meeting
#5482

World Soil Day 2015

5 December 2015, Rome, Italy

Meeting
#5483

5th Kubuqi International Desert Forum

28 - 29 July 2015, Ordos City, Mongolia

Meeting
#5465

World Day to Combat Desertification

17 June 2015, Bonn, Germany

Notification
#2296
2015-03-04
Action by
2015-03-31

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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Notification
#2281
2015-01-27
Action by
2015-02-06
Notification
#2277
2015-01-15
Action by
2015-01-22
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