Arraiza Bermudez-Cañete, Maria Paz and Santamarta Cerezal, Juan Carlos and Ioras, Florin and Garcia Rodríguez, Jose Luis and Abrudan, Ioan Vasile and Korjus, Henn and Borbála, Gálos
Climate Change and Restoration of Degraded Land.
Colegio de Ingenieros de Montes, Madrid.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, delivered a breakthrough on the international community's response to climate change. In the second largest meeting of its kind, the negotiations advanced, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Bali Action Plan, and the Cancun Agreements. The outcomes included a decision by Parties to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015.
One of the decisions adopted by COP 17 and CMP 7 regard to the land use, land-use change and forestry, and invites the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to review and, if necessary, update supplementary methodologies for estimating anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks resulting from land use, land-use change and forestry activities under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Kyoto Protocol.
Land degradation is a human-induced or natural process which negatively affects the productivity of land within an ecosystem. The direct causes of land degradation are geographically specific. Climate change, including changes in short-term variation, as well as long-term gradual changes in temperature and precipitation, is expected to be an additional stress on rates of land degradation.
• Introduction to Climate Change and Land Degradation
• Change Mitigation
• Climate Change and Waste Land Restoration
• Water Management and Planning
• Erosion and Hydrological Restoration
• Forest Fire Land Restoration
• Polluted Soils Restoration
• Combating Climate Change by Restoration of Degraded Land
• Research Matters – Climate Change Governance
• Advanced Statistics
Climate Change and Restoration of Degraded Land is of interests to academics, engineers, consultans, designers and professionals involved in restoration of degraded lands projects.