(27/09/12) Drought preparedness, a global alliance to invest in land restoration in the drylands, as well as a new lens that includes local populations in the mapping of land that can be restored, are all key strategies to dealing with water scarcity in a changing climate, says Mr. Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Mr Gnacadja made the remarks at a side event of the UN General Assembly held in New York yesterday, which was co-hosted by Qatar and the UNCCD Secretariat. His spoke about the innovations needed to address drought and land degradation in a changing climate to achieve water and food security.
The event aimed to increase the understanding of water scarcity and food insecurity under changing climate, especially the innovative needs, tasks, frameworks and actions required to secure water resources and food.
The high-level panel considered how different sectors perceive the global challenges of water scarcity and food insecurity under a changing climate. Stakeholders, from science and technology experts, to participants from the private and public sectors presented their views on water and food sustainability in the context of a changing climate.
For more information on the event, contact:
Chief, UNCCD New York Liaison Office