IISD: Summary of the thirteenth session of the conference of the parties to the un convention to combat desertification: 6-16 September 2017

 

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COP 13 Report

 

 

The thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 13) convened in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, from 6-16 September 2017. Approximately 1,200 participants gathered for the ten-day meeting, which adopted 37 decisions, including on agenda items related to desertification, land degradation and drought, the target to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN), and how to align the UNCCD’s goals and parties’ action programmes with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

 

During the 11-12 September high-level segment, ministerial roundtables addressed themes of “Land degradation: a challenge to development, prosperity and peace,” “Drought and sand and dust storms: early warning and beyond,” and “Land degradation neutrality: ‘From targets to action...what will it take?’” The high-level segment also included dialogues with representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs), local governments, and the private sector.

 

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