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Walking through desert in Nigeria. Photo: World Bank
On Day to Combat Desertification, UN urges action to protect ‘every hectare’ of arable land
Land is a renewable resource, but only if investments are made in land degradation neutrality, which has been proposed as an element of the post-2015 development agenda, today said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
“We need to change course and start securing every hectare of land that can provide food or freshwater and rehabilitate all the degraded land that we can,” urged Mr. Ban, who assured that by doing so, the international community will be able to make rapid steps towards controlling climate change.
With No such thing as a free lunch: Investing in healthy soils as the theme, this year’s Day is intended to promote public awareness of the…
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