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Beach party in the desert
Author: Kerstin Schnatz
They are infamous, a great way to meet new people and loved even by state delegates: The parties of civil society groups during the yearly climate summits.
This year’s party took place on a beach in the middle of the desert, about an hour’s drive away from Doha. We went there to soak up the atmosphere as well as for some late night networking.
DateDecember 2, 2012
TagsAYCM, civil society, climate action network, climate conference, cop18, desert, doha, IndyAct, NGO, oasis, United Nations
Acacia trees help combat desertification
In Africa’s Sahel region people are trying to push back the frontiers of the Sahara desert – or at least halt its continuing expansion into what used to be arable lands. Deforestation and ensuing soil erosion are a major cause for desertification. Replanting trees may stem the trend – and help local inhabitants earn their living. One example is this project initiated by the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO):
DateJune 15, 2011