Dry and sub-humid lands biodiversity: matters requested by the Conference of the Parties in paragraphs 5 and 6 of its decision V/23 and decision VI/4
5 - 8 August 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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.
When it comes to finding water and staying hydrated in desert environments, animals will take all the help they can get. This includes from other wildlife, even ones that pose threats to natural ecosystems.
1 November 2008, Beijing, China
1 - 12 October 2001, Geneva, Switzerland
6 - 9 November 2003, Piura, Peru
18 - 22 March 2002, Montreal, Canada
11 - 22 November 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
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.
7 - 18 October 2019, New Delhi, India
25 - 28 November 2004, Tunis, Tunisia
A plan to green 7,000 kilometres of Africa’s drylands is struggling to take off. Researchers must help.
12 - 14 July 2023, Rome, Italy
22 - 24 May 2017, Berlin, Germany
1 - 3 June 2020, Rome, Italy
31 May - 2 June 2023, Rome, Italy
19 - 22 April 2021, Online, Rome, Italy
Guidance on strengthening the assessment of the 2010 biodiversity target in dry and sub-humid lands and proposals for land-use options that promote biodiversity and generate income for indigenous and local communities
As the Mojave Desert in California and Nevada becomes hotter and drier, birds need more water to stay cool.
9 June 2020, New York, United States of America
20 May 2021, New York, United States of America
The coastal region of the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile is one of the driest places on Earth. Less than a millimeter of rain falls there per year on average.
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.
On April 11, 2020, a band of fighters stormed and seized a water control station in the Libyan Sahara. Taking employees prisoner, they occupied a key nexus that helps move 1.2 million cubic meters (317 million gallons) of water per day — 480 Olympic-sized swimming pools — from freshwater aquifer ...
Montreal 25 November 2005 – The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity will hold its eleventh meeting from 28 November to 2 December 2005 in Montreal. Representatives of 187 governments and the European Community will ...
Minister says India will take the lead to combat desertification
As the second week of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties (COP) kicked off in Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted South-South cooperation and issues of land degradation.
"Nearly 30% of land is degraded and we are committed to address this challenge"
27 May 2006, Tel Hadya, Syrian Arab Republic
7 May 2006, Tel Hadya, Syrian Arab Republic
11 - 12 April 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/AW/71840 (2010-101)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and International Organizations
The secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with the secretariats of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will convene the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Clima ...English
7 - 10 June 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
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.
21 - 25 June 2004, Brasilia, Brazil
The World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2010
It is with great pleasure that I extend my congratulations to you and your staff, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), for the many achievements of the past 10 years. The successful world wide celebra ...
<br>(View also <a href='/doc/speech/2006/sp-2006-12-22-unccd-fr.pdf'>in French</a>.)