The document recaps the 8th and 9th meetings of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Fourteenth Session in 2006. The following discussions are detailed:
Studies & Presentations
Crises in environmental management have their greatest impact on the impoverished people of developing countries, where these crises are a barrier to reducing poverty.
The poor living in irrigated areas are at great risk because of the growing scarcity and competition for water, and the overexploitation of groundwater resources.
Vulnerability to desertification in Africa is assessed using the information on soils, climate, and the previously evaluated land resource stresses.
The continent of Africa contains one-fifth of the world's surface and has some of the world's largest physical features, including deserts. The Sahara, which is located in the northern part of Africa, is the largest desert in the world.