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From Rio to Dubai, Media Covers World Day to Combat Desertification

Here are a few news highlights: Live coverage of ‘Desertification Day’ (17 June, RTCC) The #RioPavilion is hosting Desertification Day – focused on sustainable land management, degradation and real debate on what can be done to prevent thousands of hectares of the earth’s surface from becoming unusable 1200 While delegates in RioCentro arrive bleary eyed after last night’s talks…the athlete’s park across the road is buzzing. This is home to UN agencies, international stands, company exhibits and the best coffee in Rio – at the Italy Pavilion – a construction from hemp, cardboard and bamboo. 1230 Key points from this morning’s session at the Rio Pavilion… - Desertification is still seen as a domestic issue. Situation now critical. Need a global appreciation of danger - 1.6 billion extra people on planet since first Rio summit in 1992; food provision is becoming critical - @UNCCD boss Luc Gnacadja calls for strong text on land management at other

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