Talking about. Annotated Glossary on Combating Desertification and Sustainable Land Mangement | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2011
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:1260
Pages: 
34

In the past decades, debates on agriculture, land use and management of natural resources have coined a wealth of new terms. In many cases, these are in full vogue for just a period, replace older ones or are used for political reasons. Meanwhile, there are so many terms that it is difficult to keep track and distinguish them from each other.

This annotated glossary offers a unitary and coherent use of key notions from the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) and implementing agencies and works towards a universal agreement on their use with partners and agents. Its aim is to distinguish terms in the field of combating desertification and sustainable land management from each other, to reveal cohesions and hierarchies between them and trace their development. The glossary in German and English language contains a selection of the most commonly used terms while raising no claim to completeness. If necessary, it can always be supplemented with further items.For most terms, there are several definitions, often differing only slightly.

The differences fre-quently originate in the interests and priorities of institutions and organisations. For this rea-son, even common definitions are adjusted to new conditions and challenges from time to time. In most cases, the authors selected more than one definition, concentrating on univer-sally recognised definitions by leading institutions and those stressing different aspects of a term. For every definition, the source and, when possible, a hyperlink, are provided allowing citation, verification and further reading. Please bear in mind that due to occasional updating of websites, it is possible that some links will no longer be active when the glossary has been published and distributed.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Sörensen, Levke
Steiner, Kurt Georg

Corporate Author(s): 
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As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries.

Publisher(s): 
GIZ logo

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries.

Fournisseur de données

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.


 

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