French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification

September 12, 2023 : a date for your diary

Members of the international panel of experts of the Political Science Interface (SPI) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will meet in Montpellier in September. On this occasion, the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) invites you to a multi-stakeholder debate on the role of land in the sustainable development agenda. This […]

COP27, a personal testimony – Jean-Luc Chotte, IRD – President of the CSFD

COP27 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, brought its share of disappointments – no commitments were made by countries. There were some notable advances, however, with the creation of a climate loss and damage fund for vulnerable countries and the continuation, in a new […]

Scientific expertise to be mobilised for GGW

Researchers co-authored this paper entitled “Accelerate the Mobilization of African and International Scientific Expertise to Boost Interdisciplinary Research for the Success of the Sahelian Great Green Wall by 2030” Abstract : The Sahelian Great Green Wall (SGGW) is an influential project to combat desertification and promote sustainable land management on a large scale, involving 11 […]

2030 – Making the Great Green Wall in the Sahel a success; scientific research in action

The first progress report on the impact of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative in the Sahel
(September 2021) highlighted the urgency of coordinated actions involving all stakeholders
if the ambitions announced in 2007 were to be achieved. Today, these actions have fallen
short. To support the Pan Africa Agency of the Great Green Wall, the GGW Accelerator was
created in 2021 to ensure more coordinated support to the member states, organisations and
institutions of the GGW through a multi-player, structured, five-pillar approach.
This article highlights the importance of co-constructing more accurate knowledge and
developing processes to further GGW projects, in the light of these aims. It provides various
examples of projects demonstrating the role of scientific research in implementing and
achieving the goals of the GGW.

The CSFD is at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille

The CSFD is at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille The IUCN World Conservation Congress takes place from September 3 to 11, 2021 in Marseille, France.The CSFD, with CARI (Centre d’Actions et de Réalisations Internationales, France), will participate in several highlights of the Congress: Jean-Luc Chotte, CSFD President, will participate at the event organized […]

Jean-Luc Chotte, new CSFD Chair

Jean-Luc Chotte, Senior Scientist at IRD, has been appointed Chairman of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for a three-year term.jean-luc-chotte This new mandate will give him the opportunity to strengthen the land issue on the international agenda and to promote CSFD as a Science-Policy-Society […]