Dialogue and Discussion Session “Mother Earth, Desert and People”

By Nahid Naghizadeh, CENESTA On the occasion of the “World Day to Combat Desertification”, Iran’s Architecture Pride-worthies Foundation with the collaboration of: CENESTA, (accredited NGO to…

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Drynet Partners Activities for 17 June 2016, World Day to Combat Desertification

“Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People” – 17 June 2016 marks World Day to Combat Desertification. A day designated by the United Nations General Assembly in…

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UNCCD CSO Panel member Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim to represent civil society at the signing of the Paris Agreement

On 22 April 2016, New York City will host the much anticipated signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement, which also coincides with International Mother Earth…

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COP 21 side event on Agroecology, 02 December 2015

Drynet partners, CARI and EMG will be co hosting a side event on Agroecology at COP 21 on 02 December 2015. The event will focus…

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Outcomes from Desertif’actions 2015

Desertif’actions, an international civil society forum dedicated to addressing issues of land degradation and desertification, was hosted in Montpellier, France between 10 and 13 June…

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Drynet Side Event Presentations

At UNCCD COP 12 in October 2015 Drynet hosted a side event entitled Climate Change Adaptation in Drylands: Actions from the Drynet, The side event…

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Dispatches from COP 12

The global context Over the past two weeks 6,000 delegates met in bomb-shocked Ankara, Turkey to seek agreement on the way forward for the global…

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It’s all down to the science: Ensuring a sound scientific approach to achieving SDG 15

By Noel Oettle That global ecosystems and soils are going down the tubes at an unprecedented rate is well-established fact. As efforts and resource allocations…

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Open Dialogue Session at COP 12: Demystifying LDN

By Noel Oettle On Thursday, 15 October the first Open Dialogue Session of COP 12 was chaired by Sedat Kadioğlu, Ministry of Forestry and Water…

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Reflections on the 2015 Caux Dialogue On Land and Security

Noel Oettle, from Drynet Secretariat and Environmental Monitoring Group (South Africa) attended the 3rd Caux Dialogue on Land and Security in Caux, Switzerland between 10 and 14 July 2015 as a representative of the Drynet network. As in previous years, an international group of scientists, policy makers and practitioners gathered to explore the complexity, successes, opportunities and challenges of advancing human security in a resource-challenged world. 2015 Caux Dialogue showcased a wealth of perspectives and experiences from around the world, and drew attention to how a plethora of land-related issues are combining to make the societies of the planet less secure. Land degradation, resource exploitation, climate change, competition between expanding populations for shrinking resources…

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