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Title Governing global desertification : linking environmental degradation, poverty and participation / edited by Pierre Marc Johnson, Karel Mayrand, Marc Paquin
Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [2006]
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Series Global environmental governance series
Global environmental governance series.
Contents The United Nations Convention to combat desertification in global sustainable development governance / Pierre Marc Johnson, Karel Mayrand, and Marc Paquin -- The scientific basis: links between land degradation, drought and desertification / Stefanie M Herrmann and Charles F. Hutchinson -- Examining the links between poverty and land degradation: from blaming the poor towards recognising the rights of the poor / Sally-Anne Way -- Desertification and migration / Michelle Leighton -- Negotiating desertification / Adil Najam -- The United Nations and the fight against desertification: what role for the UNCCD Secretariat? / Steffen Bauer -- Civil society's role in negotiating and implementing the UNCCD / Friederike Knabe -- Promoting good governance through the implementation of the UNCCD / Lene Poulsen and Masse Lo -- The global mechanism and UNCCD financing: constraints and opportunities / Francois Falloux, Suzanne Tressler, and Karel Mayrand -- Decentralisation and sustainable resources management in West Africa: a line of action for revisiting national action programmes / Richard Pearce -- Knowledge and the UNCCD: The community exchange and training programme / Noel Oettle -- Agriculture, trade, and desertification: implications for UNCCD / Karel Mayrand and Marc Paquin -- Conclusion: the UNCCD at a crossroad / Pierre Marc Johnson, Karel Mayrand, and Marc Paquin -- Appendix: United Nations convention to combat desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa
Summary "This volume examines the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed in 1994. It studies the linkages between land degradation and poverty, the role of civil society and good governance in implementing the UNCCD and the various approaches to fighting desertification. Furthermore, this volume assesses the National Action Programmes, development planning and new avenues for strengthening implementation." "Synthesising the main strengths and weaknesses of the UNCCD as a tool for environmental and developmental governance, this informative volume highlights the main challenges facing the UNCCD in the future."--Jacket
Subject United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (1994)
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (1994)
Community development -- International cooperation
Desert reclamation -- International cooperation
Desertification -- Social aspects
Community development -- International cooperation.
Desertification -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, Pierre-Marc.
Mayrand, Karel.
Paquin, Marc, 1964-
Canadian International Development Agency.
Unisféra International Centre.
ISBN 1351932489
9781351932486