CBD COP11: Climate change amplifying human-induced land degradation

Dr Niels Thevs, University of Greifswald, interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 17/10/2012 – Dr Niels Thevs from the University of Greifswald explains why the problems created by unsustainable water use and irrigation, are being exacerbated by climate change.

His work concentrates on alternative land use, which looks to harness native plants to overcome expanding drylands in China and Central Asia.