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Beijing, China on March 18-22, 2013

Global Climate Change and its Impact on Food & Energy Security in the Drylands

11th International Conference on Drylands Development (11th ICDD)

Lieu et date : Beijing, China on March 18-22, 2013


This conference will be organized by the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) and hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI) China


It has now been well established that the global climate change is occurring and is having a wide impact on the environment and the livelihood of the people across the world. Dry areas of the world have highly fragile ecosystem, which is highly vulnerable to climate changes. For sustainable development of the drylands and other dry areas in the face of global climate and other changes, it is important to recognize the impacts of climate change and human activities on dryland ecosystem and understand the process and mechanism of dry lands ecosystem changes occurring because of these pressures. In addition, other global changes are also triggering challenges for food and energy security in the drylands. The Conference will provide an opportunity to exchange research results and experiences among colleagues from around the world and to promote international cooperation in developing strategies to meet the challenge of sustainable development of the drylands in the face of these changes. Emphasis will be specially laid on identifying adaptation and mitigation strategies using traditional knowledge as well as modern science and technology for different dryland ecologies.


1. Food and energy security in drylands – Challenges triggered by global changes 2. Role of dryland agriculture in mitigating strategies for climate change 3. Global climate change and its impact on different dryland ecosystems 4. Sustainable use of water resources in dry areas 5. Sustainable land use and management in dry areas 6. Sustainable range management under global climate change 7. Application of new technologies for the improvement of stress (drought, heat, cold and salinity resistance) in dry areas 8. Arid lands communities, their indigenous knowledge and heritage, and socio-economic studies 9. Rio+20. The way forward "Role of government, non-governmental organizations and private sectors.

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