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Dakar 15 - 17 avril 2015

GreenArid Conference : What do we know about the potential impacts of Greening Scenarios in semi-arid regions

International conference

GreenArid Conference : "What do we know about the potential impacts of Greening Scenarios in semi-arid regions"

Lieu et date : Dakar 15 - 17 avril 2015

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Présentation

Semi arid regions are specially sensitive to any environmental change (climate, land use and cover) and may often be seen as vulnerable areas to be protected as a shield against an undesired expansion of arid zones. A number of socio-economic or political decisions have therefore recently been launched to try and address such protection. Among them, greening solutions have been proposed, such as the Chinese and the African Great Green Wall . However, such initiative may be rather costly and might lead in some cases to adverse impacts affecting e.g. ecosystems and societal functioning, water resources, agricultural and forestry productivity, local to regional weather and climate, environmental pollution or restoration, biodiversity, agro-pastoral and economic activities. They may moreover be region-specific. There is therefore a real need to adopt a broad scientific view encompassing various disciplines, capitalizing on expertise from several regions of the world and building a bridge between scientific outputs and stakeholders activities.

Objectif

Green Arid will bring together international experts from all disciplines (e.g. climatology, agronomy, forestry, pedology, ecology, hydrology, economy, sociology, ...) in such semi-arid and sensitive regions. Their knowledge of how land-use changes (in whatever direction : greening or desertification) may affect the many variables they are interested will be shared, discussed and capitalized in the form of written synthesis and suggested future directions for research.

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