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Addressing Sand and Dust Storms in Sustainable Development Goals Implementation

by Enric Terradellas last modified Aug 23, 2017 09:13 AM

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an independent, non-profit organisation that provides practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development, just published in its website a guest article by Enric Terradellas on SDS-WAS an its support for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Addressing Sand and Dust Storms in SDG Implementation

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  • Sand and dust storms are detrimental for human health, ecosystems and diverse socio-economic sectors.
  • A significant part of the dust emission is the consequence of human-induced factors, such as poor agricultural practices or land and water mismanagement.
  • It is very important to enhance national, regional and international cooperation and partnerships to observe, predict, mitigate and cope with the adverse effects of sand and dust storms, and seek support from UN agencies to meet the relevant SDGs.

 

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