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.

About the conference...

 Last news

24 Jul 2014

¡Hola, Cancún!

The 3rd UNCCD International scientific conference will be held in Cancún, at the Cancún Convention and Exhibition Center. Information about accommodation around the venue will be provided soon…

17 Jun 2014

17 June 2014, World Day to Combat Desertification

How will the 3rd UNCCD scientific conference address ecosystem-based adaptation issues?

The Conference will particularly focus on how to better anticipate the impact of climate change on land degradation and desertification in order to facilitate and promote appropriate adaptation. Adaptation refers to actions taken to ensure that these negative impacts are prevented or minimized, and that both people and ecosystems are equipped to withstand potential damage. Adaptation (...)