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UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference

The UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference will take place from 9-12 March 2015 in Cancun, Mexico. It will focus on how to anticipate the impact of climate change and land degradation in order to promote the adaptive methods of ecosystems to, at once, reduce poverty and environmental degradation and achieve sustainable development.

The information on accreditation is here.

Click the links to download pdf versions of the application form and the press kit.

 

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2015 UNCCD Events

​Date Venue​
​14-16 Jan ​Inception Meeting of the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Project ​Bonn, Germany
​7-8 MAR ​2nd meeting of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI) ​Cancun, Mexico
​9-12 MAR ​UNCCD 3RD International Scientific Conference “combating desertification , land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development- the contribution of science , technology, traditional knowledge and practice” ​Cancun, Mexico
​23-27 MAR Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification​ ​Bonn, Germany
​17 JUN ​World Day to Combat Desertification ​Worldwide
​10-14 JUL Caux Dialogue on Land and Security​ Caux, Switzerland​
​28-29 JUL 5th Kubuqi International Desert Forum​ Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China​
​Oct Twelfth session of the UNCCD Conference of the Parties​ Ankara, Turkey​
 
 

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Recent Notable Media Articles

Ambitious SDGs are empty without bold action, Monique Barbut, Devex, 12 August 2014

When land is degraded, its people and their prospects are degraded too, Monique Barbut, The Guardian, 8 August 2014

It's time for a global landscape restoration revolution, Monique Barbut and Andrew Steer, Devex, 21 July 2014

Combatting Desertification in the Post-2015 Agenda, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Huffington Post, 17 July 2014

Peak soil threatens future global food security, Reuters, 17 July 2014

Food security is land security, Michael Igoe, Devex, 11 July 2014

All you can eat, the global greed for land, Monique Barbut, Devex, 11 July 2014

Climate Change and desertification a threat to social stability, Monique Barbut, Reuters, 16 April 2014

Intelligent power rationing eases Indian state's irrigation woes, Manipadma Jenna, Reuters, 14 April 2014

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