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Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Wetlands cover a range of ecosystem types such as lakes, rivers, floodplains and coastal mangroves and they provide a range of important services for both people and the environment. They act as natural safeguards against disasters, which makes them important for protecting communities most at risk and vulnerable to the devastating effects of floods, droughts and storm surges.

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Theme: Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too

One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.

At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions.

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2016

2016 Theme: Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united.

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2016 Theme: Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year.  The slogan of 2016 is “Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People” 

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