Land degradation as it affects Samoa became an issue that had most recently surfaced as a consequence of land
cover change resulting to the loss of soil productivity and vegetative cover induced mainly by unsustainable practices and the inappropriate uses of land resources. This report is a thematic assessment that was conducted in 2006 to address the issue and for the UNCCD.
This dataset hosts all published national reports submitted by Samoa to the UNCCD
As noted in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, climate change is one of the most important drivers of biodiversity loss" and is projected to further adversely affect the role of
biodiversity as a source of goods and services. The impacts of climate change on biodiversity have been of major concern to the Convention on Biological Diversity since 2002 when, following a request from the Conference of the Parties and the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group was established to carry