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 Mexico.
The conference aims to attract the widest possible range of scientific, local and traditional knowledge that can be harnessed to achieve poverty reduction and sustainable development in areas susceptible to desertification, land degradation and drought.
One of the major challenges facing delegates to the conference is the development of new scientific insights and recommendations to policy makers with regards to the assessment of vulnerability of socio-ecosystems to climate change and current and future capacities to adapt.
The conference is organized by the consortium "Scientific & Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development" (STK4SD
) under the guidance of the Bureau of the CST.