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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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UNCCD: Long-term solutions needed to curb disasters

Monique Barbut

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is seeking long-term solutions to disasters such as drought and floods that are affecting communities all over the world. Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, who made the submission recently when announcing the plans for this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification, noted that the droughts and floods beating down on ...

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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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