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IPCC report: UNCCD, PACJA express concerns over land, warming

Ibrahim Thiaw

The Working Group 1 assessment report released on Monday, August 9, 2021, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has continued to attract comments from concerned organisations. Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Director of UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) The Report, which is part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report of climate change, provides the physical science basis of climate ...

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GEF, UN conventions align for a green, inclusive, resilient recovery

GEF

The heads of five international environmental conventions – on climate change, biodiversity, desertification, chemical pollutants, and mercury – joined the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) governing body to discuss their 2021 priorities and pledged to work together in new and more collaborative ways to address the planet’s urgent and inter-related challenges. The heads of five international environmental conventions and the GEF ...

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UNCCD committee reviews progress, funding for achieving land degradation neutrality

Ibrahim Thiaw

Despite taking place online “for reasons that we would have preferred to avoid,” as Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw noted, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD) Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) made good use of the opportunity to share experiences on issues to be addressed at the next session of the Conference of the Parties to ...

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Tina Birmpili appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary of UNCCD

Tina Birmpili

The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Ibrahim Thiaw, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 announced the appointment of Tina Birmpili of Greece as the next Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNCCD. Tina Birmpili Ms. Birmpili will assume the position on October 1, 2020. She is currently serving as the Executive Secretary of the Vienna Convention ...

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Design competition launched for Land Degradation Neutrality’s land use planning software

Barron Orr

An international technology competition to design software that can support well-informed land use decisions was launched on Monday, July 20, 2020 by the Group on Earth Observation Land Degradation Neutrality (GEO-LDN) Initiative. UNCCD Lead Scientist, Dr. Barron Orr According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), up to 70% of the Earth’s ice-free land has already been transformed from its ...

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Kubuqi: Chinese solution to desertification control lauded

Kubuqi model

The sixth Kubuqi International Desert Forum was held from Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 in the Kubuqi Desert in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Participating guests from other countries visited Kubuqi and witnessed the successful practices of Kubuqi’s desertification control. The forum, it was gathered, offered them better understanding of the Kubuqi Model. They believe that the Kubuqi ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: Africa acts on distressed migration of youth

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

A high-level symposium of Africa’s interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers held recently in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, warned that ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity. They called for support to create land-based jobs in the rural areas to ward off the temptation for the most disillusioned to ...

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Great Green Wall tops UN actions supporting SDGs, G20 agenda

Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) has been listed among the United Nation’s several exemplary actions that support the UN Sustainable Goals and the G20 programme. This is coming even as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, February 16 2017 to engage with G20 foreign affairs ministers on the issues of ...

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World Desertification Day: Campaign to invest in degraded lands underway

Monique Barbut

“Our land. Our home. Our Future,” is the rallying call for this year’s celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June 2017. The slogan draws global attention to the central role productive land can play in turning the growing tide of migrants abandoning unproductive land into communities and nations that are stable, secure and sustainable, into the ...

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China, UNCCD to curb desertification along drought-stricken belt

Monique Barbut

China and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Friday (17 June 2016) in Beijing, China launched the Joint Action Initiative to combat desertification, rehabilitate degraded land and mitigate the effects of drought (JAI). The initiative aims to make the whole region along the “Silk Road” environmentally sound and ecologically sustainable. The countries expect to prepare adequately for ...

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