Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology, UN mull problem of desertification

Azernews.Az
Wednesday July 17 2019 – By Trend

https://www.azernews.az/nation/153658.html

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan hosted a meeting with deputy secretary general of the UN, Secretary General of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification Ibrahim Tiaw, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.

During the meeting, an exchange of views was held on the problem of desertification in Azerbaijan, the causes contributing to drought, including the reduction of water reserves, the importance of rational use of water and reduction of water losses.

The prospects for cooperation with the Convention in this area were discussed.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

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