Canada Withdraws from UN Drought Convention

AP Photo: Anthony Mitchell

AP Photo: Anthony Mitchell


194 countries, and the European Union, agree it's an important convention. One country doesn't. Canada has become the first and only country in the world to pull out of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. For many scientists and water policy experts, this decision is hard to understand. Bob Sandford is the Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations "Water for Life" Decade.

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