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News UNCCD recognises importance of satellites for combating desertification

Desertification is a worldwide problem that poses a severe challenge to more than 1.2 billion people in more than 100 countries. Delegates from 191 signatories to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification gathered in Madrid, Spain, from 3 to 14 September to address this problem that affects a quarter of the Earth’s land surface.

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMQUWK5P6F_environment_0.html
Source of information ESA
Keyword(s) desertification
Subject(s) METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/topics/WaterScarcity/fol083685
Geographical coverage EU
News date 21/09/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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