Sustainable development themes

Desertification / soil erosion

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The dried-out skeleton of a tree where life once stood.
Credit: 
Global Water Partnership - a water secure world

Over-production, deforestation, water mis-management and climate change can all contribute to fertile land degrading to desert, and healthy soil being vulnerable to erosion. This makes a threat for agriculture, buildings, habitats, water supplies and other aspects of sustainable development.

Perspectives on Desertification / soil erosion

 

Timeline for Desertification / soil erosion

Go to Sustainable Development Timeline to see milestones for all themes.