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Launch of UNCCD Policy Brief

​“A Sustainable Development Goal for Rio+20: Zero Net Land Degradation”

What: Policy brief launch by UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Luc Gnacadja
When: 10:00-11:00 CET, Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Where: Albrechtshof Hotel (Salon Theodor Fliedner), Albrechtstraße 8, 10117 Berlin
 
Agreeing on a sustainable development goal on land-use at Rio+20 is a prerequisite for ensuring future water, food and energy security, according to a new policy brief by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
 
The brief, “A Sustainable Development Goal for Rio+20: Zero Net Land Degradation,” provides a snapshot of the state of the world’s land, explains causes and impacts of land degradation and desertification, details the need for a sustainable development goal on land-use and makes recommendations for its implementation.
 
The working language of the event will be English. Refreshment drinks will be provided.
 
  
For more information and interviews please contact:
Ms Komila Nabiyeva, UNCCD Secretariat. Tel: 0228 815 2830, E-mail: knabiyeva@unccd.int 
 
For more information about the policy brief, please see the executive summary
 
About UNCCD
Established in 1994, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development issues to sustainable land management. The UNCCD addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands. The Convention’s 195 Parties are working to improve the living conditions in the drylands, to maintain and restore land and soil productivity, and to mitigate the effects of drought.

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