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UNCCD at UNFCCC COP18

The imperative linkage between land degradation and climate change needs to be better known. UNCCD is advocating for sustainable land management as a solution to climate change at the current UNFCCC COP18 in Doha, Qatar. Follow the blog and media events.

 

UNCCD Blog: http://unccdblog.wordpress.com/

UNCCD awareness raising and advocacy activities at UNFCCC COP18

The imperative linkage between land degradation and climate change needs to be better known. UNCCD is advocating for land as solution to climate change at the current UNFCCC COP18 in Doha, Qatar. Follow the blog and media events.
These activities and others in Doha are updated on the UNCCD blog http://unccdblog.wordpress.com/
Monday, 3 December 2012, 11:00-13:00hrs
Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 (ALL-5)
Renaissance Hotel (Marriot)
Round-Table 6: Climate change resilience in dryland agro-ecosystems
Theme: Improving food security and livelihoods in a land degradation neutral world
Website:
http://www.agricultureday.org/roundtable-sessions/managing-water-resources-in-dryland-areas/
Live webcast:
http://www.agricultureday.org
Note: ALL-5 is exclusively focused on drylands ecosystems.

Monday, 3 December 2012, 19:00-21:00hrs
Land for Life Recognition Gala
Four Seasons Hotel (see the attached flyer)
This event honors the winners of the 2012 Land for Life Award
Internet:
http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/MediaNews/Pages/highlightdetail.aspx?HighlightID=151
To attend, RSVP edavila@unccd.int, with a copy to
yhori@unccd.int. Seats are limited.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 10:00-10:40hrs
QNCC, Youth Pavilion, Hall 5
Mini-side event
Title: Youth Mobilization Strategies
Only by shaping the lifestyles of todayâs youth can we hope to beat climate change. The 2012 winners of the Land for Life Award, whose success is tied to mobilizing youth share their strategies for success.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 13:15-14:45hrs
Qatar National Convention Center
Side Event Rm1, Hall 5
Title: Sustainable Solutions for Climate Action - Food Security in the drylands under a changing climate
The speakers at this high-level event organized by the UN Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), will include Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiya, UNFCC COP18 President, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, Ms. Christina Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, among others.
Internet:
www.unsceb.org
Note: This is not a UNCCD organized event, but it focuses on its core issues.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 13:15-14:45hrs
Qatar National Convention Center
Press Conference Room 1,
Level 2 (Auditorium 3)
Title: Land for Life Award
Press Conference on the link between land use/sustainable land management and soil carbon sequestration, drawing on the contributions of the winners of the Land for Life Award. The panelists are: Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Vice-Chair, Qatar National Food Security Programme; Mr. Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification; Ms. Leah Nevada, Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Haiti; Mr. Robert Isingoma, Conservation Efforts for Community Development (CECOD), Uganda and Mr. Mehmet Sarigül, General Manager and Executive Board Member, Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, Turkey.
Download the press kit from here on Monday, 3 December 2012 starting at 17:00hrs GMT:
http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/MediaNews/Pages/highlightdetail.aspx?HighlightID=151

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 16:20-17:00hrs
Climate Change Studio
Hall 4
Title: Interviews of the Land for Life Award winners
Interviews of the three organizations who won this year's Land for Life Award will be interviewed by the Climate Change TV in more personal setting than press conference. Interviewees: Ms. Leah Nevada, Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Haiti; Mr. Robert Isingoma, Conservation Efforts for Community Development (CECOD), Uganda and Mr. Mehmet Sarigül, General Manager and Executive Board Member, Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, Turkey. The interviews can be viewed from  http://unfccc.int/meetings/doha_nov_2012/items/7144.php

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 13:15-14:45hrs

Side Event Room 6, Hall 5
Title: Grasslands, Climate Change mitigation and adaptation potential
While the science shows that the mitigation potential of climate change is high, its measurement, verification and reporting has limited effective policy development in this area. The focus will be on why grasslands offer one of the promising pathways to enhance mitigation and demonstrate practical measurement methods associated with nation action plans. The speakers include: H.E. Mrs Sanjaasuren OYUN, Minister for Environment and Green Development of Mongolia and Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary.
Internet:
http://www.fao.org/agriculture/crops/core-themes/theme/spi/grasslands-rangelands-and-forage-crops/en/

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 13:15-14:45hrs
Qatar National Convention Center
Side Event Rm1, Hall 5
Title: Climate Smart Agriculture: an all-embracing concept
A lot of organizations are advocating climate-smart agricultural approaches such as sustainable land management or agro-ecology as solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. But what is the potential for synergy at the institutional level and what are trade-offs associated with these approaches. The session will examine these issues. The speakers are Mr. Sergio Zelaya, Mr. Alexandre Meybeck,â¨Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Mr. Keith Alverson, United Nations Environment Programme, Ms. Sakhile Koketso, CBD, and Ms. Koko Warner, United Nations University-EHS.

 

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