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Al Ula – Arabia Saudí 3-4 april
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4th place - 26 points

Saudi Arabia is home to the world's largest continuous sand desert and is also classified as having one of the highest levels of water stress, affecting the future of its inhabitants.

In desert ecosystems, more water evaporates from the ground than is replenished with rainfall. Rising temperatures and water scarcity threaten the region's biodiversity.

Deserts are characterised by their extremely harsh conditions, water shortage and barren landscapes. The climate crisis demands solutions from society to protect ecosystems and curb desertification.

Deserts are characterised by their extremely harsh conditions, water shortage and barren landscapes. The climate crisis demands solutions from society to protect ecosystems and curb desertification.

Far from being wastelands, deserts are biologically rich ecosystems with a vast array of plants and animals that have adapted to the harsh conditions there. These are environments we must care for.

THE PROBLEM

El incremento de las temperaturas y de los periodos de sequía más frecuentes se unen a la deforestación, el sobrepastoreo y el uso no sostenible de un recurso escaso como el agua como principales causantes de la desertificación.

Alrededor de más de 24 billones de toneladas de suelo fértil desaparecen cada año, según la ONU, y en las próximas décadas se prevé que la disponibilidad de agua en algunas regiones secas disminuya entre un 10 % y un 30 %. Es decir, 2.400 millones de personas estarán sometidas a periodos de escasez de agua.

SOLUTIONS

  • Together with Extreme E, we want to raise public awareness of the consequences of desertification and we will work with local and international experts on projects to preserve ecosystems affected by the impact of climate change.

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