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Desertification, land degradation and climate change go hand in hand

28 January 2019

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The link between desertification, land degradation and climate change is among several issues occupying the attention of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the next three days.

Guyana, a member-country of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is hosting the 17th Session of the Committee for the Review of Implementation of the UNCCD (CRIC 17) from 28 to 30 January, 2019. It's the first meeting of a subsidiary body of UNCCD to be held in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Source: Inter Press Service

Image credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS - The planet is losing 12 million hectares of prime land yearly due to degradation. This photo taken in 2013 records efforts to green portions of the Kubuqi Desert, the seventh largest in China.