Warsaw, 19 November 2013. ‘Land belongs to the future, let’s climate proof it!’ is the slogan for next year’s World Day to Combat Desertification and drought. It captures the theme of ecosystem-based adaptation for 2014 and underscores the urgent need for action to protect healthy ecosystems and to manage productive land sustainably.
A new project dubbed BRICKS -- Building Resilience through Innovation, Communication and Knowledge Services – is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding bouquet of projects under the Great Green Wall of the Sahel and Sahara Initiative (GGWSSI).
The Oases Association Network (Réseau associatif de développement durable des oasis – RADDO) has recently released the final report of the international meeting to safeguard Oases that took place in Djerba, Tunisia, from 23 to 25 March 2013.
By Elisabeth Barsk-Rundquist, Director of Programmes and Officer-in-Charge of the Global Mechanism. Published as a Guest Article on the IISD Land Policy and Practice website
As we edge ever closer to a post-2015 development era, the time is ripe to step up integrated, landscape-based solutions to tackle the triple challenge of climate change, biodiversity conservation and land degradation.
Some 30 delegates from African countries gathered on the fringes of the UNCCD 11th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP11), during a side-event organized by the Permanent Inters-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) on "Sharing Experiences in the National Action Programme (NAP) alignment process", which took place at the African pavilion on Friday 20 September 2013.