05.06.2010 | UNCCD: Land Day 2 “Land: A Climate Change Essential”

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is organizing Land Day 2 on Saturday, 5 June, at the Gustav Stresmann Institute in Bonn, Germany. The daylong event is designed to heighten the attention of policy- and decision makers to the importance of land issues in the ongoing climate change negotiations.

Ian Johnson, Secretary-General, Club of Rome and former World Bank Vice President will deliver the keynote address. Jato Sillah, Minister, Ministry of Fisheries, Natural Resources and Environment, Gambia, Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, and Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, UNCCD, will be among the speakers and panellists at the event.

Land Day 2 will demonstrate the benefits of reversing land degradation to achieve a more inclusive and holistic approach to address climate change.  The event aims to foster constructive dialogue that strengthens the UNFCCC COP16 outcomes.

Detailed information on the event, including registration and the programme, is available online at: http://unccd.int/publicinfo/landday/2010/menu.php. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, including media participation and interviews with the speakers, contact:

Wagaki Mwangi
Public Information Specialist
Tel: +49 228 815 2820
Fax: +49 228 815 2898/99
53113 Bonn, Germany
Internet: www.unccd.int