Reversing Land Degradation in Dryland (UNCCD COP 13 Side Event)

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Event
  • DATE / TIME:
    2017•09•13    08:00 - 10:00
    Location:
    Ordos

    At the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) will co-organise a side event on “Reversing Land Degradation in Dryland: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities from China’s Afforestation Programmes”.

    At this event,  scientists and policymakers will address land-based adaptation measures implemented in dryland areas. Using China’s afforestation programmes as an example, the following themes will be discussed:

    • the evolution of China’s environmental protection policies
    • the impact of these policies on soil/land and water resources
    • strategies to revise existing land policies to cope with new challenges

    Each theme will be introduced by an expert in the field. A panel, including representatives from the provincial government as well as practitioners and implementers, will then elaborate on how political, socioeconomic, and ecological challenges for the implementation of multi-functional forest and land-use systems can be overcome.

    For more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-FLORES website.