From Degraded Drylands to Green Landscapes


The Hidden Wins of Land Restoration: Youth Empowerment, Conflict Prevention and Climate Change Mitigation 

A Special Tribute to the Future Policy Award 2017

Tuesday 31 October 2017 
12.30 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. 
Library Events Room (B-135) 
Palais des Nations, Building B, Door 20, 1st Floor 
Geneva, Switzerland
Followed by a reception 

Desertification is one of the most serious environmental challenges of our time: Every minute we lose the equivalent of 30 football fields of soil to degradation. We urgently need to act. Can we empower the people at risk? Can we transform drylands, the most conflict-prone regions of the world? Can we protect arid lands from extreme weather events? This special event showcases how the destructive drama of desertification can become a constructive theatre of land restoration, through a compelling combination of a multi-cultural presentation-performance, a high-level roundtable with distinguished experts, and an interactive dialogue with the audience. Read more