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Abstract

The International Convention to Combat Desertification has entered into force.
It represents a new, important step to address the issue of land degradation and desertification around the world as will as in the southern European regions.
Experience and know-how on the processes and interactions involved have been gathered by many scientists and land managers at national and European level for several years.
It was therefore felt to be important and timely to bring together this experience in the form of an inventory on who is doing what and where?
This first edition, produced in the frame of the Concerted Action on Mediterranean Desertification funded by the European Commission, Directorate General XII, Environment Climate programme, is a starting point which is intended to be regularly up-dated as this topic may rapidly evolve with the activities stimulated by the convention itself.
We would therefore welcome any new input which might help us to update this information source which should contribute to the awareness and increase the collaboration between all the actors concerned with these land degradation/desertification issues.
Thanks to all the contributors who carefully collected the information at the country level in collaboration with the Concerted Action Board, and to Sophia Burke for the follow-up and editing of this document.

Additional information

Authors: BURKE S, Kings College London, Geography Department, London (GB);THORNES J B (EDITORS), Kings College London, Geography Department, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18490 EN (1998) 349pp.
Availability: Available from DG XII
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9477-6
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