Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the Republic of Algeria, talks to #ourplanet on desertification
Abdelaziz Bouteflika President, The Republic of Algeria Desertification and land degradation are like climate change and biological diversity, major challenges for the 21st century. Indeed, they are even more complex because they are multidimensional phenomena underlain by diverse factors, especially climatic variations and human activities. These phenomena have irreversible economic and social consequences. They deprive hundreds of millions of people of the land that nourishes them, thus creating additional sources of tension and exacerbating migrations. International responsibility is undoubtedly engaged in the fight against desertification, drought and land degradation. In fact, the universal struggle against them is an urgent burden on us all, since they lead to forced migrations and challenge social stability, moving us further away from the objectives of sustainable ...