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Stepping up global efforts, only way to safeguard environment – UN President

Volkan Bozkir

The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr Volkan Bozkir, says stepping up global efforts to combat land degradation is the only way to safeguard health and the environment against future threats. President of the General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir. convened the Dialogue Bozkir spoke on Monday, June 14, 2021 at the UN headquarters in New York at a high level ...

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FAO demands new approach to combat 2bn ha land degradation globally

Qu Dongyu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for new approach to stop soil loss as a way to combat more than two billion hectares (ha) of once productive land  now being degraded globally. Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu, said on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Rome, while speaking at Recarbonisation ...

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Significance of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Desertification in Nigeria

Desertification and drought constitute one of the international environmental problems whose global importance has been recognised by the international community. This importance is clearly visible in the massive endorsement that states have given to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa. The Convention was adopted in 1994. Desertification in ...

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Groups express concern over World Bank climate report on West Africa

Food production in Western Africa will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if the climate continues to alter at its current pace, according to a new report released by the World Bank. The report, titled “Turn Down the Heat – Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience”, takes an in depth look ...

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Study reveals high cost of degradation, drought

The global community is losing up to five percent of global agricultural gross domestic production (GDP) due to land degradation, according to a recent scientific study. The study titled, “The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought: Methodologies and Analysis for Decision-Making,” was presented during the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference which held last week in Bonn, Germany. Former President of ...

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