World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

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2023 DateJune 17, 2023
2024 DateJune 17, 2024
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought History

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed by the United Nations. The day aims to raise awareness about the issue of desertification and how to prevent it. Desertification is the degradation of land, especially in deserts and dry areas. Desertification occurs because of unproper land use, and drastic climate changes. The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought happens every year on June 17th.

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Facts

  • The 2021 theme for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land.
  • According to the UN, over 70% of the natural ecosystems of the Earth have been transformed.
  • More than two billion hectares of previously productive land has been degraded.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn about the UN's great green wall initiative. Once finished, it will become the largest living structure on the planet.
  • Watch a film or documentary on climate change. Here are our suggestions:
    Planet Of The Humans (2019)
    2040 (2019)
    Before the Flood (2016)

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - References and Related Sites

UN: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

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