With climate change expected to increase the frequency and intensity of droughts, UN agencies call on countries to adopt urgent policies to deal with water shortages
Severe weather variability has affected harvests around the world but the many of the tools to enhance food security are within our grasp.
Now the three Rio Conventions have developed their own identities, GEF says it is time for them to examine the ways they can work together.
Follow all the latest news and events from Rio+20 with the RTCC team on site.
UNCCD Executive Secretary explains why the role business will play in combating desertification is so important.
Talking to RTCC at the Bonn Climate Talks, UNCCD’s Sergio Bonilla calls for agriculture, land and soil to be central to talks both under the UNFCCC and at Rio this June.
As we enter the last 50 days before the UN Summit in Rio, RTCC kicks-off its coverage. Climate change, sustainable development and the green economy will dominate proceedings but how much can be achieved?
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.
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.
Luc Gnacadja tells RTCC that ambitious targets must be set for desertification at Rio+20 to “empower a land-degradation neutral society”.