- Learning Network
In two weeks, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification will host its Twelfth Session of the Conference of Parties (COP12) to discuss solutions related to desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD).
Land rehabilitation is one of the pathways to sustainable development. By rehabilitating degraded land, many of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) would be more attainable. To invest in the land is to invest in sustainable livelihoods, therefore the goal of COP12 is to provide practical steps to make the rehabilitation of degrading land areas a reality.
A number of side events will highlight actionable items for addressing desertification, including this dialogue on how nations of the Global South can better support knowledge exchange for building decision-making capacities and leveraging investments in sustainable land management.
In this side meeting, FAO and WOCAT partners will lead in presenting the preliminary idea of the initiative “South-South cooperation and knowledge exchange on soil, land management and innovative financing mechanisms for landscape restoration” and bring together interested partners to join the initiative.
The participating audience should include regional/international financing mechanisms (RECs; development banks, environmental funds networks, GEF and GM
Regional platforms could be enhanced inter alia for:
This event will take place in the Rio Conventions Pavilion Auditorium
To register and for more information, please contact:
FAO-HQ Land and Water Division