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SE-DLDD Keynote Lecture by Luc Gnacadja UNCCD

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Keynote Lecture by Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification during the Special Event "The Socio-Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought" during the WEF Annual Meeting 2011 in Davos, Switzerland

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SE-DLDD Keynote Lecture by Luc Gnacadja UNCCD

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  2. 2. The Socio-Economics of DLDDTowards a Global Assessment<br />Luc GNACADJAUNCCD Executive Secretary<br />Davos, Switzerland<br />26 January 2011<br />
  3. 3. Global Land degradation & improvement1981 – 2006 - Cf. GLADA Report, ISRIC 2008<br />Humid areas account for 78% of global land degradation<br />Land degradation in Drylands has more severeconsequences<br />Land improvement has been identified in some 16 % of the global land area, mainly in the Drylands<br />
  4. 4. The best potential for production improvementis in the drylands<br />
  5. 5. World faces growing threat of severe drought<br /> Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) & National Science Foundation<br />Source University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)<br />
  6. 6. World faces growing threat of severe drought<br /> Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) & National Science Foundation<br />
  7. 7. Source University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)<br />
  8. 8. Extreme Poverty<br />IncreasedWater stress<br />Food insecurity & Hunger<br />Biodiversity Loss<br />Climate change<br />Migrations<br />Instability & Crisis<br />Deforestation<br />DLDD has far-reaching impacts<br />
  9. 9. Poverty eradication<br />Improving livelihood through pro-poor policies on Sustainable Land & Water Management<br />Drought & Water stress<br />Improving water availability & quality through sustainable land water management<br />Food Security<br />Land availability & soil fertility improvement at the core of all long term strategies<br />Biodiversity<br />Biodiversity conservation through improvement of land ecosystems’ conditions<br />Climate change<br />Land is a win-win context for adaptation, mitigation & resilience building<br />Bio Energies<br />Opportunities to invest in/for the people living in the degraded lands & Provide alternative to Biomass<br />Avoided Deforestation<br />SLM & Land rehabilitation / reclamation as an alternative to deforestation<br />Avoiding Forced Migrations<br />Through improving water availability and land productivity<br />The critical role of the land in global sustainability<br />
  10. 10. Poverty eradication<br />Improving livelihood through pro-poor policies on Sustainable Land & Water Management<br />Drought & Water stress<br />Improving water availability & quality through sustainable land & water management<br />Food Security<br />Land availability & soil fertility improvement at the core of all long term strategies<br />Biodiversity<br />Biodiversity conservation through improvement of land ecosystems’ conditions<br />Climate change<br />Land is a win-win context for adaptation, mitigation & resilience building<br />Bio Energies<br />Opportunities to invest in/for the people living in the degraded lands & Provide alternative to Biomass<br />Avoided Deforestation<br />SLM & Land rehabilitation / reclamation as an alternative to deforestation<br />Avoiding Forced Migrations<br />Through improving water availability and land productivity<br />The critical role of the land in global sustainability<br />
  11. 11. Drylands and Conflicts(Cf. “Common Wealth” by J. Sachs)<br />
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  13. 13. Thank you<br />

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