Combating drought, land degradation and desertification
for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference

Major challenges

One of the major challenges facing delegates to the conference is the development of new scientific insights and recommendations to policy makers with regards to the assessment of vulnerability of socio-ecosystems to climate change and current and future capacities to adapt.

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 Last news

18 Mar 2015

Conference conclusions and report now available

Approximately 300 people attended the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Cancun. Half of the participants were researchers from scientific institutions, while the other half was composed of government officials and representatives of civil society, intergovernmental and UN organizations. The scientific conference format of the UNCCD is indeed a unique process among (...)

16 Feb 2015

New documents online and updated programme

The detailed conference programme and the list of side-events are now available online. Please visit the "programme" page for more information. New documents have been posted: the conference impulse report, entitled "Climate change and desertification: Anticipating, assessing & adapting to future change in drylands", the book (...)