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" desertification' means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities... "
Scientific Integrity and Public Trust: The Science Behind Federal Policies ... - Page 669
by United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment - 1996 - 1190 pages
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Taking Action: An Environmental Guide for You and Your Community

United Nations Environment Programme - 1995 - 224 pages
...effect on air, soil or water. Deforestation: The felling of trees, usually for commercial purposes. Desertification: Land degradation in arid, semi-arid...including climatic variations and human activities. Developed World: Those countries that have industrialized through possessing the means and the technology...
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Asian Yearbook of International Law: 1994

Ko Swan Sik, J. J. G. Syatauw, M. C. W. Pinto - 1996 - 608 pages
...which could find place in the Preamble. Article 1 Definitions (a) 'Desertification' is a process of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry subhumid...resulting from various factors, including climatic variation and human activities. (b) 'Drought' refers to a sustained period of water deficit in particular...
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Handbook of Environmental Law

United Nations Environment Programme - 1998 - 453 pages
...INTRODUCTION ARTICLE 1 USE OF TERMS For the purposes of this Convention; (a) "desertification" means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid...including climatic variations and human activities; (b) "combating desertification" includes activities which are part of the integrated development of...
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The Way Forward: Beyond Agenda 21

Felix Dodds - 1997 - 284 pages
...'desertification' which is defined in Article 1 of the International Convention to Combat Desertification as: 'Land degradation in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid...including climatic variations and human activities'. Desertification as a term has generated considerable confusion owing to its association with the idea...
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Countdown to Kyoto, Parts I-III: Hearings Before the Subcommittee ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment - 1998
...vegetation are uncertain. Desertification, as defined by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, is land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid...including climatic variations and human activities. Desertification is more likely to become irreversible if the environment becomes drier and the soil...
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Space Informatics for Sustainable Development

S. Murai, R.B. Singh - 1998 - 262 pages
...Takeuchi and Atsushi Tsunekawa INTRODUCTION Desertification is defined by the United Nations (1994) as "land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid...including climatic variations and human activities". Currently, of the world's drylands used for agriculture, 70 per cent are affected to some degree by...
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Partnerships for Global Ecosystem Management: Science, Economics ..., Page 273

Ismail Serageldin, Joan Martin-Brown - 1999 - 272 pages
...greater variability in the condition of drylands. Under this definition, desertification is considered "land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry subhumid...including climatic variations and human activities." Currently, many of the drylands in the world are degraded. Although there is debate about the reliability...
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The Arid Frontier: Interactive Management of Environment and Development

Hendrik J. Bruins, Harvey Lithwick - 1998 - 381 pages
...Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro (July 1992, in Agenda 21): "Desertification is land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid...including climatic variations and human activities." Understanding, assessing, and combating desertification require our ability to differentiate causes,...
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Plant-induced soil changes: Processes and feedbacks

N. van Breemen - 1998 - 252 pages
...with desertification The 1994 United Nations Convention on Desertification defines desertification as 'land degradation in arid, semiarid, and dry subhumid...including climatic variations and human activities.' In southern New Mexico, desertification is associated with the loss of semiarid grassland, dominated...
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Climate Change 1995: Ipcc Second Assessment: A Report of the ...

G. O. P. Obasi, E. Dowdeswell - 1998 - 64 pages
...vegetation are uncertain. Desertification, as defined by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, is land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid...including climatic variations and human activities. Desertification is more likely to become irreversible if the environment becomes drier and the soil...
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