Fighting desertification matters

Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification, an initiative raising awareness about this important phenomenon which decreases the amount of water, food and place available to both Nature and Mankind.

As the UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner noted: “Land degradation threatens nearly a billion people in some 100 countries and it is estimated that around a third of the world’s lands are experiencing desertification.”

Climate change is one of  the factors explaining desertification but is not the only one. To learn out more, please check out the UNEP press release and the official website.

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