Combating desertification and business potential buried in the sands (Google / China Daily USA)

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Forum fights desertification

By WANG KAIHAO (China Daily)

UN, China explore ideas for better green development

The United Nations is seeking more cooperation with China to explore better models to fight desertification, according to the Kubuqi International Desert Forum 2013 that opened in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Friday.

The two-day biennial forum is being held deep in the Kubuqi, the nation’s seventh-largest desert, covering an area of 18,600 square kilometers.

The forum is co-hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification secretariat, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the State Forestry Administration and the Inner Mongolia regional government.

More than 300 business leaders, decision-makers and experts from home and overseas shared their views on combating desertification and exploiting business potential buried in the sands.



Anywhere on this planet, the beauty of plants and animals in a garden is food for the soul.

Therefore, from time to time, I post pictures of plants and animals in my own garden and house.

I like to share these with my readers, even if there is no direct link to the blog’s main theme.

A gamma butterfly in a lily flower (Photo WVC)
A gamma butterfly in a lily flower (Photo WVC)

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.