UNCCD Events and Activities at Rio + 20
After 20 years of global efforts to combat desertification, land degradation and drought, there is a growing call for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio this June, to adopt a global goal on land. A goal that will lead to sustainable land use for all and by all, with three targets:
• to reach a zero-net land degradation level by 2030
• to reach a zero-net forest degradation by 2030
• to set drought policies and drought preparedness measures in all drought-prone countries by 2020
What exactly does this mean and what are the implications. The secretariat of the UNCCD and its partners are organizing a range of events where these issues will be tackled. An abbreviated version of the calendar of events is provided for download.