UN launches the Decade for Deserts

The United Nations are launching the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, an effort to improve the protection and management of the world’s drylands, home to over two billion people.

Drylands take up 41 percent of the land surface and are threatened by multiple factors such as soil degradation, climate change and unsustainable agriculture practices and poor water management.

An estimated S$42 billion (30 billion euros) is lost every year from desertification and land degradation. One billion people are at risks from desertification.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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2 Responses

  1. ah, now you are talking my language–you always do–having lived much of my life in low and high deserts, i especially advocate adaptive techniques in restoring smart land use..thank you..as i write my book about desert survival.ns

  2. Edouard says:

    You’re welcome Nadine !

    I am just wondering how you got yourself on a two-year old post. Anyway, glad you appreciated it ! 🙂

    Please keep me posted about that project of book, I would gladly advertise about it in a feature post ! 🙂

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