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Dryland

Drylands include sub-humid, semi-arid and arid lands, most of which are located in developing countries. Dryland ecosystem services include water and nutrient cycling, food and fibre, as well as carbon sequestration and climate regulation. Drylands are characterised by extremely high levels of climatic uncertainty. Climate change impacts such as higher temperatures, lower rainfall, and even more variability aggravate the constant decrease of productivity of these fragile soils. An ecosystem-based approach to adaptation, which includes restoration and renovation, represents an opportunity for new and more sustainable investments and improved ecosystem management for the benefit of livelihoods.

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9 Sep 2016
This Handbook of Drought Indicators and is based on available literature and draws findings from relevant works wherever possible. The handbook addresses the needs of...
23 Sep 2015
The concepts of resilience, adaptation and transformation are gaining prominence and being translated into aspirational goals that guide policy development. Understanding...
12 Aug 2015
The Arab region sub-global assessment started in the latter stage of the MA as an associate assessment.  Assessments at sub-global scales are essential. Ecosystems are highly...
26 May 2015
Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem services has received significant attention since the appearance of the Millennium...
18 Apr 2015
This article choses a Chinese province as a case study to analyze the impact of climate change at the local level (on sectors such as agriculture, natural ecosystems,...
UNCCD
16 Apr 2015
There is a widespread consensus that the pressing issues of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) are inadequately addressed in today’s political agenda...
UNEP-IEMP
2 Mar 2015
Sand and Dust storms are common phenomena in arid and semi-arid areas. West Asia Region, has been recognized as one of the most important dust source areas in the world....
22 Jan 2015
This manual provides information on mechanical sand barriers as a vital desert control technology. It also describes how the expertise of the Xinjiang Institute (China) can be...
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