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Prof.Dr.Veysel Eroğlu, Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the President of the UNCCD COP12, made a statement in view of the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Paris.
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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 are mobilizing action through art projects displayed in the public spaces of “Greater Par
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​Land Day, held today at the Paris Climate Change Conference, emphasized the important links between SDG 15, UNCCD’s COP12 in Ankara, and the climate change conference that is currently taking place in Paris.
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It is clear land matters for climate mitigation and adaptation. It is time to talk about land. Follow the land related events at COP 21.
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27/11/2015 UNCCD with various partners committed to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality will organize a one-day event Land Day: Land Degradation Neutrality as a solution to climate change at UNFCCC COP21 Generations Climate area, Rio Conventions Pavillion
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As part of the advocacy actions to promote the nexus between sustainable land management and climate change during the Paris Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP21), the UNCCD secretariat and the UGC France will organize a film gala event in Paris.
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With the Paris climate negotiations (UNFCCC COP 21) in sight, UNCCD with the Science-Policy Interface has released two publications.
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The UNCCD reporting and review process presents the key outcomes of the 3rd reporting exercise (2012-2013) related to performance indicators and financial flows.
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A breakthrough agreement reached today at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification means that we can expect the amount of healthy and productive land to be stable starting in 2030. The parties also agreed on the indicators
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has called on the international community to address climate change in light of its impact on the poor in developing countries, which he defined as a moral issue. He drew attention to the in increasing number of fo
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The UNCCD’s 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) started on Monday afternoon, 12 October in Ankara, Turkey. The host country, Turkey, and several speakers delivered their statements. A moment of silence was observed for the families and a
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UNCCD COP 12 opens this afternoon, Monday, 12 October 2015, at 3pm.
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The UNCCD extends its sincere condolences to the people of Turkey following the terrorist attack, in Ankara on Saturday 10th of October 2015
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​UNCCD Drylands Ambassador Byong Hyon Kwon has won the first China’s Ecology Hero award for contributing to China’s land restoration at massive scale, especially in the area of Kubuqi Desert.
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World leaders agree to halt and reverse land degradation by striving to achieve a land degradation-neutral world at the UN Sustainable Development Summit
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Pathways and opportunities when moving toward Land Degradation Neutral economies were the focus of discussion when public and private sector leaders met in Costa Rica on 26 and 27 August, 2015.
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Gender Day, which will take place on Friday, 16 October 2015, will focus on three dimensions of policy action to ensure women are agents of positive change and that they are able to eradicate poverty and become resilient to climate change.
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The new UNCCD publication "Climate change and land degradation: Bridging knowledge and stakeholders" presents the outcomes of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference
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South Africa hosted the regional COP12 preparatory meeting held in Pretoria from 1-4 September.
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The UNCCD secretariat in collaboration with the Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) will publish articles on Drought and Dryland Management in a special issue of the Journal Silva Fennica.
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