Turkey is among the countries which will be affected by climate change and desertification because of its geographical location. There is an active erosion in %59 of agriculture lands %54 of forest lands and %64 of rangelands in Turkey and %48 of forests are degraded. %65 of Turkey's lands are arid, semi-arid and semi humid. Despite all, Turkey is one of the countries which increases its forest asset. At this side event we want to share our experiences on combating desertification and erosion techniques and best practices especially in dry lands.