International Institute for Sustainable Development

Institut international du développement durable

Sustainable Drylands Management (Livelihoods and Climate Change Information Paper 3)

SEI, IUCN, Intercooperation, IISD
In an effort to encourage the use of ecosystem management and restoration activities in climate change adaptation strategies, IUCN, IISD, SEI-B and Intercooperation have produced a series of Information Papers to highlight successful examples of where such activities have decreased community vulnerability to climate-related hazards such as droughts and floods.

This Information Paper, third of a series, focuses on the vulnerability of dryland communities, particularly the one billion people who depend on rural drylands for their livelihoods. The examples of watershed management in India and rangeland rehabilitation in Sudan are used to highlight the importance of ecosystem management and restoration activities in increasing community resilience to climate change.


  • Publication type: Paper
  • Publication date: November 28, 2003
  • Page count: 4
  • Publisher: IISD
  • © Copyright 2003 IISD, SEI, IUCN and Intercooperation