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The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Turkish Ministry of Forests and Water Affairs (MoFWA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have joined forces to address the pressing challenge of global land degradati
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​​03/05/2015 Tudor Rose and UNCCD are collaborating to publish a book in 2015 for the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (2010–2020)
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The conference focuses on the role of soils in the Sustainable Development Goals, expected to be approved by the UN General Assembly later this year.
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Beating famine. How to achieve it in Southern Africa?
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The thirteenth session of the Committee for the Review of Implementation (CRIC13) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) opened this morning at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.
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Prof Dr Lutfi Akca, Undersecretary of Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs in Turkey, this afternoon signed an agreement to host the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP12), whi
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Desertif'actions 2015, a civil society International Forum on land degradation and combating desertification, will be held in Montpellier, France, from 10 - 13 June 2015.
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The fourth special session of the CST and the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference took place from 9-12 March 2015 in Cancun, Mexico. Scientists warned about irreversible damage to land from the combined effects of poverty, land degradation and climate change.
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The third day of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference in Cancun centered on the monitoring and assessment of land degradation and drought, and on synergies between the three Rio Conventions.
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On the second day of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference taking place in Cancun, scientists discussed how to overcome the constraints to disseminating traditional and local practices at wide scale.
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Scientific conference on desertification opens in Cancun Mexico
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​Aiming to plant 1.3 billion trees in the ecologically vulnerable regions along the Silk Road over the next 10 years, Green Silk Road Fund was launched through public-private partnership in China. This means a rehabilitation of 1.3 million hectares of lan
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The theme for the Day this year is 'Water and Sustainable Development'. Water-conscious sustainable land management and striving towards a green economy is a global priority.
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In the lead up to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference / COP 21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), major contemporary artists from around the world are mobilizing action around climate change and desertification
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Land Degradation Neutrality is the focus of one of the sessions at the International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference, scheduled from 17-21 August 2015 in Moscow
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Wetlands are crucial for life on earth. Saving them is not about just preserving marvels of nature. It is about saving life on Earth.
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We are pleased to announce our first Short-writing Contest. The theme is ‘Land nurturing people nurturing life’
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​Bonn, 23/1/2015. At the third session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-3) in Bonn, Germany (12 to 17 January 2015) Parties approved the carrying out of a global assessment on la
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The twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP12) will be held in Ankara from 12-23 October 2015.
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15 country delegates arrived in Bonn today to launch the much-anticipated Land Degradation Neutrality Project. This ground-breaking initiative will explore and take the world’s first practical steps towards achieving the goal of Land Degradation Neutralit
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