The UNCCD 3rd scientific conference on “Combating desertification, land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development – the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices
” (decision 18/COP.10
) will take place at the fourth special session of the Committee
on Science and Technology (CST S-4) from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.
Global changes are expected to aggravate DLDD and the vulnerability of populations, particularly those living in drylands. The conference will therefore focus on how to anticipate the impact of climate change and land degradation, in order to be able to promote adaptive and sustainable land management approaches to reduce poverty and land degradation while achieving sustainable development.
The book of abstracts
gathers the abstracts of the 197 contributions which will be presented at the conference as posters.
The conference is organized by the consortium "Scientific & Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development" (STK4SD
) under the guidance of the Bureau of the CST.
Registration as well as application for side events and for booths are now closed.
The call for journalists wishing to participate at the CST S-4 and UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference is still open. More information, the application form and the press kit can be found here.
Unfortunately the UNCCD secretariat will be unable to provide financial support to participate in the event. Grant opportunities
may be offered by various other organizations and are listed in the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace
as a service.