7. Global Desertification Today

  1. Anton Imeson1,2

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977759.ch7

Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability

Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability

How to Cite

Imeson, A. (2011) Global Desertification Today, in Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977759.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Foundation 3D Environmental Change, Foundation For Sustainable Development (FSD), The Netherlands

  2. 2

    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714485

Online ISBN: 9781119977759



  • global desertification today;
  • global or zonal patterns in land, soils vegetation;
  • global land use transformations;
  • price of desertification;
  • human-induced climate change threatening ecosystems;
  • UNCCD, national versus world interests;
  • millennium ecosystem assessment report;
  • desertification and crash in property prices;
  • DRFN, Namibian non-governmental organization;
  • dust and sandstorms in China


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Desertification today

  • Global balances and fluxes

  • Case study: desertification and the crash in property prices

  • Brazil

  • Namibia

  • Dust and sandstorms in China

  • References and further reading