UN says desertification, loss of biodiversity and climate change are inextricably linked

March 18th, 2010

Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) stated that “Desertification, the loss of biodiversity and climate change are three inextricably linked aspects” of the climate change problem.

“Climate change already has had a major impact on desertification and what the scientists are telling us is that if we fail on climate change the impact in terms of desertification is going to be much worse because you’ll see changes in rainfall pattern leading to more desertification,” said de Boer.

Source: Climate change and desertification two sides of same coin – China Climate Change Info-Net – Department of Climate Change China

Date: 17 September 2007