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Southern Indian Ocean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 30 July to 3 August, 2012

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/79642 (2012-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in the Southern Indian Ocean region: Australia, Comoros, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Kingdom; competent organizations and regional initiatives

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Statement by Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research Commemorating 50 years of Drylands Research –Tunis (Tunisia) 19 – 21 June 2006 (in French)

Les pressions exercées du fait des activités humaines sur les fonctions naturelles de la planète ont atteint un tel degré que les capacités des écosystèmes à répondre aux besoins des générations futures sont désormais sérieusement, et peut-être irréversiblement, compromises. Les changements anth ...

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The UNCCD Drought Toolbox

New Delhi, India – “Drought is a major obstacle to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 15. We need to move faster in our fight against drought. Let us dust this villain, and mitigate climate change,” said Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNCCD, Executive Secretary in his opening remarks at the Drought Prep ...

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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 ...

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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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UN Convention on Desertification Designates GEF as a Source of Funding for Projects in Developing Countries

Havana, Cuba, September 5, 2003 – The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has designated the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a financial mechanism to assist developing countries in implementing the Convention. The decision was made by more than 100 countries attendi ...

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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.

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UN desertification conference divided on land ownership and migration

In his speech in Delhi, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, advocated greater cooperation between developing nations, but land tenure and immigration loom over proceedings


UNCCD Technical Workshop on Impact Indicators Refinement

16 - 17 December 2010, Bonn, Germany

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Draft provisional agenda

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