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UN chief urges leaders to step up desertification convention implementation

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has appealed to world leaders to step up the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to...

Sustainable sources of energy can help reverse desertification – UNCCD official

Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Mr Ibrahim Thiaw, says sustainable energy sources, including solar and wind power, can help...

Saudi Arabia joins International Drought Resilience Alliance

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the latest country to formally join the International Drought Resilience Alliance (IDRA), the global coalition mobilising political, technical,...

2024 Desertification and Drought Day focuses on future of land stewardship

The 2024 Desertification and Drought Day, observed on June 17, will focus on the future of land stewardship. It is believed that every second,...

Germany, Saudi Arabia to host 2024 desertification day, conference

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed an agreement paving the way for the 16th...

Sand and dust storm frequency increasing in some regions, UN warns

Sand and dust storms are an underappreciated problem now “dramatically” more frequent in some places worldwide, with at least 25% of the phenomenon attributed...

Land degrading faster than can be restored, warns UN data

Land degradation is advancing at an astonishing rate across all regions, reveals the newly launched UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Data Dashboard that...

Desertification and Drought Day: World leaders urged to prioritise women’s land rights

Women facing worsening droughts, raging wildfires and other climate change impacts have delivered an urgent message to the international community at the United Nations...

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GEF approves over $700m to support Great Green Wall, cities, climate resilience

The Global Environment Facility’s governing body has approved more than $700 million for nature protection and renewal projects, including...
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Featuring African stars, ‘Music for Wildlife’ launches on Trace Global Network

Wild Africa has concluded plans to launch “Music for Wildlife,” a concert series that brings African artists together to...

Stakeholders advocate collaboration to harness climate change opportunities

Some stakeholders have called for collaborative effort to harness the opportunity of climate change and address the challenges associated...

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GEF approves over $700m to support Great Green Wall, cities, climate resilience

The Global Environment Facility’s governing body has approved more...

Featuring African stars, ‘Music for Wildlife’ launches on Trace Global Network

Wild Africa has concluded plans to launch “Music for...
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