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Protecting the environment from land degradation

United Nations Environment Programme. GEF Coordination Office

Protecting the environment from land degradation

by United Nations Environment Programme. GEF Coordination Office

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Published by UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementUNEP/GEF
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25051370M
LC Control Number2009349737

  A unique feature is the methodology developed for the selection of suitable fields and farmers to implement new approaches or improved technologies, to achieve production increases while reducing degradation of sensitive agro-ecosystems. It is also shown how the watershed scale is a valuable basis for assessing the protection of fragile lands.   The importance of land degradation in Calabar South is enhanced because of its impact on food security and quality of the environments. The map of the study area is presented on the next page. Land degradation can be viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or undesirable (Eswaran, ). In the study area.

Environmental Degradation, Sustainable Development and Human Well-being: Evidence from India In order to protect the environment, has a land frontier of 15, kilometer, coastline of. Defining Land Degradation and Improvement "Land'"includes not only the soil resource, but also the water, vegetation, landscape, and microclimatic components ofan ecosystem.! "Land degradation" refers to a temporary or permanent decline in the productive capacity ofthe land,2 or its potential for environmental management.3 "Land improvement".

Desertification offers a comprehensive overview of the subject and clearly emphasizes the link between local and global desertification processes and how past and current policy has affected arid environments and their populations. This text adequately applies the research undertaken during the last 15 years on the topic.   The environmental impact statement for the mine approved by Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) on J included just species. That’s just 25 percent of the biodiversity documented by the research team ( Omissions), and 11 percent of the total estimated diversity.


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Protecting the environment from land degradation by United Nations Environment Programme. GEF Coordination Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ulaanbaatar/ New Delhi/ Sydney/ London, May 15 (IPS) - Mongolia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Yet, more than 70 percent of its surface is affected by land degradation.

Mining activities in several parts of the country have been a source of humanitarian and environmental concern. Curbing Land Degradation & Protecting the Environment in Mongolia.

One of the main Leopard Conservation Centers in Mongolia is located in Tost Tosonbum mountain, 45 km northwest of the Protecting the environment from land degradation book Tes district in the province of South Gobi.

The mountain is located 2, meters above sea level and has steep peaks and ridges. InGurvan Tes local. Curbing Land Degradation & Protecting the Environment in Mongolia One of the main Leopard Conservation Centers in Mongolia is located in Tost Tosonbum mountain, 45 km northwest of the Gurvan Tes district in the province of South Gobi.

The mountain is located 2, meters above sea level and has steep peaks and ridges. The Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) Report of Central Asia is one of the outputs of UNEP’s capacity building programme. The report identifies key environmental issues for Central Asia (covering Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), including land degradation, water resources, and loss of biodiversity.

The best possible way to help prevent environmental degradation, is to give back to the environment. You can do this successfully by planting three trees for every one that is cut down for the forestry industry. When it comes to the planet’s trees, you can never have enough.

UN Environment-led land degradation projects across countries, including $55 million in projects currently under implementation. The UN Environment-GEF land degradation portfolio currently comprises 54 projects, ranging from smaller enabling activities to medium- and full-size projects.

Many of these are in Africa, acknowledging the severe. Therefore, for steps to protect the environment from destruction and degradation must be accompanied by the measures to eradicate poverty of the people who depend on the natural resources for their livelihood, Todaro and Smith rightly writes, “For environmental policies to succeed in developing countries, they must first address the issues of landlessness, poverty and lack of access.

The environment also features prominently in much fictional literature. This page is a list of environmental books. In this context they are notable books that feature the environment as a major theme, including human impacts on the environment.

The weather, plants, and animals are all part of the environment God created on the Earth. The Bible says that they are as much a part of God's creation as mankind itself: Isaiah "The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my.

In the early s, an interest in women and their connection with the environment was sparked, largely by a book written by Esther Boserup entitled Woman's Role in Economic Development. Starting in the s, policy makers and governments became more mindful of the connection between the environment and gender issues.

Changes began to be made regarding natural resource and environmental. Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by a combination of human-induced processes acting upon the land.

It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or undesirable. Natural hazards are excluded as a cause; however human activities can indirectly affect phenomena such as floods and bush fires.

of land resulting from a mismatch between land use and land quality. It is the consequence of different natural processes, but is usually accelerated by human activities.

The result is declining function. Land undergoing degradation normally passes through three phases. • Natural degradation is. land degradation is a critical global environmental issue. i t directly affects the livelihoods of millions of people, many of them poor and vulnerable in the world’s drylands, where more than million hectares of land is degraded.

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The Young Environmental Journalist pilot initiative aimed at raising awareness and fostering youth engagement in environmental and human rights protection in the mining sector in four resource-rich countries: Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia and Mozambique. This initiative was organized by the joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency – UNDP Environmental Governance Programme.

Land degradation is not only affecting agricultural production, it also means that less land is available to to store carbon. According to the report, soil is second only to oceans as the planet’s largest carbon sink, while agriculture and land use changes represent the second largest source of.

Jonathan Davies, in Land Restoration, Abstract. Land degradation is a global challenge that affects everybody through food insecurity and higher food prices, through climate change and environmental hazards, and through the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Although there is a link between land degradation and conflict, we should be careful not to blame the victims.

The National Environmental Management: Waste Act No. 59 of (NEMWA) was developed under NEMA and regulates the management of waste in order to protect the health of people as well as the environment (plants, animals, land, air and water).

immemorial by the Kalanga people of Zaka district in Masvingo in order to manage and protect their environment from land degradation. Indigenous knowledge is the local knowledge that is unique to a given culture or society.

It is the basis for local decision making in agriculture, health, food education and environmental management [Warren, ]. Land degradation leads to the reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of land.

In drylands, land degradation is known as desertification. It is estimated that % of drylands are already degraded, with over million people directly affected and about one billion people in over one hundred countries at risk.

UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen giving opening remarks at the Global Landscape Forum New York Photo by UN Environment / Georgina Smith. There is a human, environmental and economic cost to land degradation, she said, yet nature is.

Reflecting the combined expertise of the authors, the enhanced second edition of Land Degradation considers the impact of biophysical and social systems on land conditions and identifies principles that further the pursuit of sustainable land s: 1.Environmental degradation in Afghanistan has already been rampant in the country for a very long time but modern recognition of the problem by the scientific community and independent watchdog groups has given us recognition of most of the chief problems.

Water contamination and diminution from human-caused, as well as natural, processes is a.