05.06.2010 | UNCCD: Land Day 2

“Land Day” is a forum for engaging policy makers on the cause pursued by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). It is a one-day event, held in close proximity but parallel to a particular intergovernmental or multilateral environmental meeting of relevance to this cause.

Land Day 2 will be held on 5 June 2010, on the margins of the 32nd session of the subsidiary bodies (SB32) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change taking place from 31 May to 11 June 2010 in Bonn, Germany.

Land Day 2 has three objectives:

1. To increase understanding among SB32 participants of the links between unsustainable use of land on the one hand, and worsening climate change on the other, so that land and soil are recognized and incorporated as important factors in adaptation and mitigation measures, especially at COP16 of the UNFCCC in Mexico and thereafter;

2. To demonstrate the redoubled commitment of the three Rio Convention secretariats to strengthen and tighten their cooperation through synergetic implementation of their respective action programmes – the NAPAs, NAPS and NBSAPs – at country level;

3. To reinvigorate the commitment made by countries for the implementation of the 2007 Bali Action Plan (BAP) as the main vehicle for generating concrete recommendations, supported by concrete examples and evidence, on food security, land and water management for the drylands, these being indispensable elements of the global climate change adaptation agenda.

Registration during SB32 and on site will be provided for, but early registration is still encouraged to secure your place.

Send an email addressed to arce@unccd.int. with “Land Day 2” in subject line.

For more information contact:
Yukie Hori
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49-228-815-2829
Fax: +49-228-815-2899
Email: arce@unccd.int.

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