Global Assessment of Sand and Dust Storms

United Nations Environment Programme (2016)

The specific objectives of the assessment are to: 1) Synthesise and highlight the environmental and socio-economic causes and impacts of SDS, as well as available technical measures for their mitigation, at the local, regional and global levels

2) Show how the mitigation of SDS can yield multiple sustainable development benefits

3) Synthesize information on current policy responses for mitigating SDS and 4) Present options for an improved strategy for mitigating SDS at the local, regional and global levels, building on existing institutions and agreements.

Assessment Report