Improved land management and restoration

Photo credit: Marc PILLE 2003-03-Wind erosion-05(MP).jpg

On the island of Sao Filipe (Cabo Verde): TC-Dialogue Foundation project – Evaluation mission with Etienne VAN STEENBERGEN and Marc PILLE.

Desertification and Land Restoration – The Climate Connection

Dec 08, 2015 (12:15-13:45)


Nearly one-third of available arable land has been lost to erosion while land resources are under increasing pressure with growing demand for food. Land degradation is mainly caused by human activities and changing climate. With improved land management and restoration land degradation is reversed and carbon stocks build up in soil which significantly mitigates climate change. This side event focuses on the challenges of land degradation, the goal of land degradation-neutral world, the benefits of soil carbon sequestration and the importance of land restoration capacity building. The event is organized by the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources.

See the text: Nordon


Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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