Photographer: Giuseppe Aquili
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar
Climate change and land degradation pose a major threat to everyone in the world, but nowhere is the crisis more acute than in what the UNDP classifies as drylands, which are home to more than 2 billion people.
It is here, where the soils are especially fragile, vegetation is sparse and the climate is unforgiving, that desertification takes hold.
Africa is particularly threatened, since land degradation affects about 46% of the whole continent.
The Rio Conventions Calendar is published annually by Entico in partnership with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).