Severe land degradation is now affecting 168 countries across the planet, with associated costs of US$490 billion per year
As climate change exacerbates the problem, there is a danger that drought could sneak up on unprepared governments, warns UNCCD Exec-Secretary Luc Gnacadja
Climate Live: US storms could threaten region’s ozone layer & EU Energy Commissioner praises unconventional fossil fuels
Today’s top headlines: US storms could threaten region’s ozone layer, EU Energy Commissioner praises unconventional fossil fuels and UNEP chief praises London Olympics.
Follow all the latest news and events from Rio+20 with the RTCC team on site.
Rio+20 Business Focus – Luc Gnacadja: “Business is one of the most important stakeholders” for desertification
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?
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.