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Desertification, the invisible frontline

Desertification, the invisible frontline
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). January 2014
  • This publication examines desertification as a cause of global conflict and instability and calls for urgent action to support communities in crisis. It explores the impacts desertification has on the lives of many under the titles: Food (in)security - Farming ourselves into extinction; Water (in)security - water scarcity triggers conflicts; Climate - changing the face of the earth changes the humanity; Migration - Fight or flee; National Security - breaking down; Inaction, recipe for International Political and Economic chaos; Securitizing productive land - securing peace and stability; Investing in large scale restoration initiatives; Drought management measures; Institutional reforms; and culminates with Taking action now, a summary on what we can do now, to secure a future capable of dealing with drought risk.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Climate change, Conflicts, Desertification, Deserts, Drought, Floods, Food security, Investments, Land degradation, Land management, Migration, Risk management, Water scarcity, Water security, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, International community, International organizations, Policy makers, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Impact evaluation, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Assessment report
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Published in 2015