United Nations delegates have stressed the importance for the global community to protect the world's environment against rapid degradation. It is the responsibility of the international community to address these challenges which have taken a devastating tool on their economic and agricultural structure. In order to devise a method to battle these problems the UN has proposed a global Convention to Combat Desertification. This will be a forum to put policy and planning into action and will also encourage cooperation and collaboration among many regions. No country has the power to tackle these dangerous environmental imbalances alone. It will only be through wide-spread support that effective measures and substantial resources can be provided.
The New York Liaison Office of the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Global Mechanism of the Convention to Combat Desertification has insured that the 2004-2006 business plans explicitly entails the assembling of financial resources and broaden the funding core as well as instating an information system and communication strategy.
In fact, the IFAD has already committed half of their funding to directly address issues of land degradation in developing countries.
Climate change has also been recognized as a chief environmental concern and a serious phenomenon with diverse and local impacts. In recognizing this principle it is the responsibility of countries to support measures which provide solutions. In particular the UN promotes the support of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. They believe that by supporting this initiative we will encourage environmental awareness and provide practical steps to slow down climate change brought on by harmful greenhouse gases.
This article highlights a variety of measures which are being taken to help developing countries create sustainable environments. These problems must be looked at and considered by the international community in order to make any real...