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Desertification in the third millennium

proceedings of an international conference, Dubai, 12-15 February 2000

by Dubai International Conference on Desertification (2000)

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Published by Balkema in Lisse, Exton, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Desertification -- Congresses,
  • Climatic changes -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan ... [et al.].
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsAlsharhan, A. S.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB612 .D83 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 489 p. :
    Number of Pages489
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3363499M
    ISBN 109058095711
    LC Control Number2004425608
    OCLC/WorldCa52520063

    This can cause further desertification and can cause unstable agricultural practices resulting in a social political problem. Afforestation and planting of soil binding grasses can check soil erosion, floods and water logging. This distinction underlies one of the main disagreements about what constitutes desertification. Poverty and unsustainable land use practices will continue to be the main factors driving desertification in the near future, and climate change will also play a role.

    During Surface albedo reflectivityalso enhanced by a reduction in the vegetative cover, is a major contributor to desertification processes. It has been defined in many different ways by researchers in these and other disciplines, as well as from many national and bureaucratic institutional perspectives, each emphasizing different aspects of the phenomenon. For some countries, such as the People's Republic of China, it served to direct the attention of national policy-makers to arid lands research and to elevate such research to the status of a national priority.

    Is it possible to distinguish between temporary desertification and, for example, seasonal environmental changes? Despite certain achievements in this area, their importance is difficult to determine, as is their impact for the implementation of the PACD. It would thus be safe to assume that about 1. Desertification is usually caused by improper use of scarce resources.


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Desertification in the third millennium by Dubai International Conference on Desertification (2000) Download PDF Ebook

The success of restoring drylands and its ecosystem totally depends upon human resources, infrastructure and of course funds. Oliver and R. About 43 million hectares of irrigated lands or 30 per cent of their total area in the world's drylands m. Kovda, V. UNEP has been able to sponsor and to finance the above skeletal programme areas from the Environment Fund.

Tokyo, UN University. These rangeland areas are included in the figures of land degradation, but not in the figures pertaining to soil degradation.

Technological advances, governmental policies, energy supply, ecological concerns, and a burgeoning world population are among the issues to be addressed by private enterprise in holistic and humanitarian ways.

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Development and International Economic Cooperation: Environment. At UNCOD, the United Nations system as a whole participated actively, bringing in the special expertise of each of its agencies to help Desertification in the third millennium book the problem of desertification.

These drylands are therefore highly susceptible to climatic variations and increase in base human pressure. Unless adequate livelihoods can be created elsewhere through further intensification of agriculture in fertile areas or the creation of off-farm employment, among other meansthere is little political realism in trying to stop agricultural encroachment on marginal drylands and, consequently, desertification.

Kharin, N. Prevention can always be difficult and costly, yet there are many measures that have been brought out by environmentalist to ensure better atmosphere.

Yemen Desertification: Environmental Degradatian in and around Arid Lands. Action to combat desertification is required urgently before the costs of rehabilitation rise beyond practical possibility or before the opportunity to act is lost forever UN Conference to Combat Desertification, " The conference also served to bring together representatives of many countries whose landscapes had been directly or indirectly affected by desertification.

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He believes that this approach will be essential if the design decision support system DDSS derived from the project is to become a viable tool for high-impact decision-making. One third of this area is hyper-arid deserts million hectares that are uninhabited, with the exception of sparse thiny oases, while the remaining two thirds or 1, million hectares are composed of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas with a population of about million two thirds of all Africans.

Additionally, approximately one billion hectares suffer from soil degradation as well, making a total area of drylands affected by degradation at present nearly 3. Desertification control in northern China. In some countries in Latin America, three quarters of the population already live in towns and cities.

Reining, Priscilla compiler Rural women in particular were often unable to obtain credit and access to advisory services that could have helped them improve their land use practices. The Marsabit study area of 1, thousand hectares is situated in a drier zone with annual precipitations of less that mm rising up to mm in the surrounding mountains and is used largely for extensive pastoralism with some mixed farming.

In fact, all that they use including the crops they grow, fueled, livestock, construction materials and various other necessities depend upon the growth of plants which in directly depend upon water supply and climate conditions.

Desertification is of particular interest to climatologists in their attempts to understand climate variation and change on both short and long time scales e. Based on the Executive Director's reports, the Governing Council of UNEP has considered various aspects of the problem of desertification and of the progress in implementing the PACD at each of its regular sessions sinceperiodically reporting the results to the General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council.

Causes of Desertification: 1.Desertification has brought in a greatest threat to environmental changes and today is one of the major barriers in providing better eco-systems in dryland. Desertification also affects biological productivity and can hamper the growth of millions of livelihoods who depend upon agricultural needs for their living.

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