First UN Convention to Combat Desertification

First UN Convention to Combat Desertification Related

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification:: The Convention promotes new approaches to managing dryland ecosystems. Official documents, reports, action programmes, regional and general information about desertification.

The Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification:: Page includes summaries of daily discusses, which featured concerned nations from around the world. Past event took place in Dakar, Senegal.

Basel Convention:: Working to minimizing the generation of hazardous wastes and controlling their movement.

Convention on Migratory Species:: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or the Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

Desertification and Drought:: Internet links to sites related to desertification, maintained by University of Arizona.

Wikipedia : Desertification:: Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas due to various factors: including climatic variations and human activities. Desertification is one of the world’s most alarming global environmental problems. It takes place worldwide in drylands. At least 90% of the inhabitants of drylands live in developing countries and they suffer the poorest economic and social conditions. Drylands occupy 41% of Earth

2nd World Pepper Convention:: Topic is to discuss finding good hybrid plants that will grow in the Zacatecas region of Mexico. Page includes registration information, demonstration trials, and commercial exhibitions. Takes place from August 14-16, 2005 in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Land Degradation and Desertification:: International Union of Soil Sciences working group site offers conference reports, technical papers and links to other organizations.

Web Resources on Desertification:: Links to web sites providing information on desertification worldwide.

Len Milich: Desertification:: Addresses the basic arguments: Are desert lands resilient or fragile? Are changes natural or anthropogenic? Are changes reversible? How much land degradation is necessary before we declare desertification to have taken place? Does anthropogenic land degradation induce or augment meteorological drought?

  • New Additions: Desertification
Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) Project
Beijing's Desert Storm
Solar Energy: The Climate Threat's Counterforce
The Sahara and the Sahel Observatory (OSS)
Web Resources on Desertification