The side event will feature the important role forests and trees outside forests play for DLDD.
The objectives of the side event are to:
1. Raise awareness about the role of forests and trees outside forests to combat desertification/land degradation and mitigate the impacts of drought.
2. Inform and build capacity about existing options to combat DLDD by forest conservation/restoration
3. Showcase how these options have worked on the ground (best practice examples, case studies from different parts of the world)
The side event is meant to contribute to the discussions under agenda item 4 of CRIC 11