As RTCC launches Desertification Week, we examine what desertification means around the world and why it is so important.
Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, writes for RTCC ahead of Desertification Week about why it is important the image of desertification as an unstoppable monster is corrected so practical action can take place.
To end Desertification Week RTCC and the UNCCD bring you desertification scenes from around the world.
How are climate change and desertification linked? And what increasing role are these having on migration patterns, particularly in regions hardest hit like the Sahel in Africa.
Duygu Kutluay writes for RTCC about how one project in Turkey is helping researchers to understand how to combat desertification on a number of levels in the country’s drylands.
As the “Yellow Dragons” hit China, Korea and Japan with more intensity, cross country initiatives are expanding to combat desertification in Inner Mongolia.
This week’s photo, to coincide with Desertification Week, shows the effects of this phenomenon in the USA.
In the eighth of a series of UNFCCC CDM Radio Club reports RTCC is hosting, Irini Roumboglou finds out how efficient wood stoves are helping to tackle the problems of deforestation and desertification in Nigeria.
Tanveer Arif writes for RTCC calling for effective and equitable land reforms turning tenants into landowners in the developing world, to ensure those affected by desertification are at the heart of the action to combat it.
Research looking back over 50 years of desertification in Iran has found that community involvement has been key to creating successful projects with multiple benefits.
What is desertification, where and why does it happen, and how do we combat it? RTCC examines this important issue to dispel some of the confusion.
Daniela Ibarra-Howell writes for RTCC about how lessons can be taken from nature to successfully manage livestock and reduce desertification in Africa.
Luc Gnacadja tells RTCC that ambitious targets must be set for desertification at Rio+20 to “empower a land-degradation neutral society”.