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The blue paper: Drought risks, resilience and restoration

The Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought presents its outcomes at COP 15, building on a policy framework where implementation and partnerships as well as effectiveness under the Convention, should result in reduced disaster risks and enhanced resilience. This Blue Paper brings extra dimensions to the IWG document in deepening several aspects such as: “Policies make…

The blue paper: Drought risks, resilience and restoration
Convention text

Affirming that human beings in affected or threatened areas are at the centre of concerns to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought, Reflecting the urgent concern of the international community, including States and international organizations, about the adverse impacts of desertification and drought

Convention text
Thinking ahead: Drought resilience and COVID-19. WASAG working group on drought preparedness

This paper prepared by UNCCD and FAO highlights that the interactions between human, ecosystems and ecology often govern drought-linked disease. Factoring these interactions and their impacts on vulnerable communities and their environment is important for drought preparedness, resilience, and recovery. It also calls for increased investments and defines important steps for government and…

Thinking ahead: Drought resilience and COVID-19. WASAG working group on drought preparedness