Dominica starts responding to Combat Desertification’s call for action on Land Degradation Neutrality
Government is advising that Dominica has started the process of responding to the United Nations Convention, to ‘Combat Desertification’s’ call for action, on Land Degradation Neutrality.
Land Degradation Neutrality is a target, that responds to the immediate challenge as to how we can sustainably intensify the production of food, fuel, and fiber, to meet future demand, without further degradation of our finite land resource base.
According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the impact of land degradation affects the sustainability of the entire world; therefore, a global response is needed.
Land resources, soil, water and biodiversity, are the foundation upon which societies and economies grow and prosper.
Director of the Environmental Coordinating Unit, Lloyd Pascal said, “land is something to which we must pay attention; of all the environmental concerns that the United Nations has put out, we cannot neglect the land; it is too important for us to neglect”.
Pascal was addressing participants of an inception workshop on national target setting, to achieve land degradation neutrality, at the Fort Young Hotel on Monday 23rd January 2017.
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