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Global Environment Outlook 3, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2002.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Severity of land degradation
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The highest levels of land degradation is in Europe. Specifically degraded soils are found especially in semi-arid areas (Sub-Saharan Africa, Chile), areas with high population pressure (China, Mexico, India) and regions undergoing deforestation (Indonesia).