Combating Desertification

Combating Desertification explores the definition of desertification, where it occurs, the causes, consequences and solutions, and what we ourselves can do to alleviate some of the consequences. It revisits the Convention to Combat Desertification and how it interlinks with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and with the Convention on Biological Diversity – all three Conventions were born out of the 1992 Earth Summit. It concentrates mainly on the Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa with some brief illustrations from other areas. The resource pack has been written for Geography teachers and both their Leaving and Junior Certificate Students.