UNCCD News issue 2.5 is online

    UNCCD News is a bi-monthly update on the work of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

    EDITORIAL
    From the Executive Secretary

    In the build-up to crucial talks on biodiversity conservation and climate change, you may have missed “Keeping the Promise”, the outcome of the Millennium Development Goals mid-term review in September. Go back, read it and take heart: the resolution highlights the fight against desertification.
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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Africa’s ambitious “Green Wall”

    Five years since first mooted by the African Union, this coast-to-coast land conservation initiative still lacks the funds to match its huge ambitions. But regional progress and national pilot projects in sub-Saharan states have started to coax seed money from hesitant donors.
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    INTERVIEW
    “Land is under great threat”

    Pioneering social entrepreneur Ashok Khosla shares insights into inadequate economic indicators, mediocrity in global governance and the short-termism of businessmen.
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    PRACTICE
    Plodding towards prosperity?

    Inhabiting remote and arid regions, the itinerant camel and its human keeper will never be a threat to cows and high-tech dairy farming. Yet low-tech improvements to the value chain are facilitating access to camel’s milk – and could tap into a multi-billion dollar market.
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