IN THIS ISSUE:
From the Executive Secretary
“A full appreciation of the direct and indirect value of land is essential to motivate people to become effective stewards of this vital natural resource and safeguard it for present and future generations.
UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference: Pricing land degradation and sustainable land management
UNCCD stakeholders and their partners bring strong economic arguments into play, putting a price on the benefits of sustainable land management and highlighting the costs of desertification, land degradation and drought.
Tarja Halonen: Land and the post-2015 agenda
The former Finnish President stresses the crucial role of sustainable land management for poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Unusual and effective: nuclear technology to combat land degradation
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) uses nuclear technologies to improve land and soil management – an example from Tajikistan.
2013 Land for Life Award: Leadership that makes the difference
The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) from India, the Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible (CCMSS) from Mexico and World Vision Australia are the winners of the 2013 Land for Life Award.
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Source: UNCCD Newsletter 04.07.2013