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Al-Khatam Desert Dubai
Update
Faced with more severe and prolonged droughts, sandstorms and rising temperatures, finding ways to stop dry land from becoming desert, fresh water sources from evaporating, and fertile soil from turning to dust, is now crucial, say experts.
United Nations Environment Programme
Areal view of the sand mountains in Southern Tunisia close to the Sahara desert. Some trees are growing between the sand dunes.
Update
World Environment Day (WED) 2024 host, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations Environment Programme, (UNEP) have launched campaigns to combat desertification, restore land and build drought resilience ahead of global WED celebrations.
United Nations Environment Programme
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Documents and publications
This paper presents the results of a large-scale heat mitigation project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
Documents and publications
This seismic risk profile of Saudi Arabia, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
Sand storm hitting the city of Basra in Iraq, 2022
Update
Drought and changing weather patterns feed stronger, longer dust storms, causing damage that costs the region $13 billion a year.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Research briefs
Scientist Sam Purkis discovered evidence of a 500-year-old landslide, and a sizable tsunami, that could have implications for coastline development of coastlines in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
University of Miami
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Policies and plans
The Beijing Declaration is the outcome of the Belt and Road Ministerial Forum for International Cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management. 
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Documents and publications
This G20 Climate Risk Atlas factsheets sheds light on the risks faced by Saudi Arabia. The G20 Climate Risk Atlas is the contribution of the CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change to ensure attentive and well-informed climate action

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