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World Desertification Day: Restore land to help deal with global crises, leaders urge

Carlos Alvarado

World leaders are rallying support for a coordinated and coherent approach to reverse the loss of healthy land in light of the role it can play in the global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deal with the crises of climate change and the loss of biological diversity. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica At a ...

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Costa Rica rallies world leaders on land restoration

Carlos Alvarado

As host of the 2021 Desertification and Drought Day, Costa Rica will bring together world leaders and leading environmental figures on June 17 to rally political support to ramp up land restoration globally in the coming decade. The virtual High-Level Forum will be led by the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, and the Minister of Environment and Energy, Andrea ...

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Images: People at the heart of land restoration

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Land restoration in northern Niger  in West Africa is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO) Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. According to the FAO, this development shows that land degradation ...

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Fresh initiatives to restore degraded African land emerge

Dr. Vincent Biruta

Two ambitious initiatives to restore 100 million hectares of degraded and deforested land in Africa by 2030 were on Sunday (December 6, 2015) launched at the Global Landscape Forum, an event organised alongside the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris. The Forum created a platform for positioning landscapes in the new international agreements on climate and sustainable development. The African Forest Landscape ...

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