On 23 April, UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja had an informal meeting with the representatives of German and international NGOs in Berlin. The meeting was organized by the UNCCD Secretariat and Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (German NGO Forum on Environment and Development) in the context of preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) or Rio+20, which will take place in Brazil this June.
During the meeting, Mr. Gnacadja made a presentation “Towards a Land Degradation Neutral World” and discussed the developments within the UNCCD process, the role of the organization in the Rio+20 process and its relations with other stakeholders, dealing with land and soil issues. Participants represented a wide range of climate change, biodiversity, development and agricultural research and advocacy organizations.
Luc Gnacadja’s presentation “Towards a Land Degradation Neutral World” can be downloaded here.