Linkages home
UNDESA-DSD
Earth Negotiations Bulletin
 
Daily Highlights
 
Wednesday, 25 February
Friday, 27 February & Summary and Analysis
 
htm
 
View HTML version
View HTML version
View HTML version
View HTML version
View HTML version
 
pdf
 
Download PDF version
Download PDF version
Download PDF version
Download PDF version
Download PDF version
 
Summary and Analysis
 
Monday, 2 March 2009
 
htm
 
View HTML version
 
pdf
 
Download PDF version
 
Dailies & Summary Compilation
 
Monday, 2 March 2009
 
pdf
 
Download PDF version
Sign up for ENB
Sign up for SD-L
 
Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting for the seventeenth session of the Commission on
Sustainable Development (CSD-17)

23-27 February 2009 | UN headquarters, New York, US

17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification
Highlights for Wednesday, 25 February 2009

On the third day of the IPM, delegates discussed land and drought. Three panelists opened the discussion of land. Panelist Harold Liversage, International Fund for Agricultural Development, underscored the importance of land tenure security for economic growth and poverty reduction. Panelist John Bruce, Land and Development Solutions International, discussed shared-use resources and proposed demarcating and registering common-use areas, instituting model by-laws, and providing community-level technical assistance. Panelist Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), presented a framework to address land degradation, and underlined the role of land in carbon sequestration.


Two panelists offered statements during the discussion of drought. Panelist Constance Neely, Heifer International, highlighted the role of grazing and agro-ecological practice to manage ecosystems. She also emphasized the need to consider how policies would work across sectors and to address root causes, and stressed the importance of participatory research that engages local communities in identifying research priorities. Panelist Jeffrey Herrick, US Department of Agriculture, noted the importance of integrating scientific and local knowledge in responding to drought and highlighted comments calling for increased data collection, standardization and sharing.
Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary
Sudan, speaking on behalf of the G-77 and China
Harold Liversage, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Sergei Kononuchenko (Russian Federation)
John Bruce, Land and Development Solutions International
Micronesia speaking on behalf of AOSIS
Related Links
IPM and CSD-17 Information resources
UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) IPM and CSD-17 webpage
IPM agenda
CSD-17 homepage
CSD-17 documents

IISD Reporting Services resources
IISD RS coverage of CSD-16, 5-16 May 2008, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-15, 30 April - 11 May 2007, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-14, 1-12 May 2006, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-13, 11-22 April 2005, New York, United States of America
IISD RS CSD coverage
IISD RS UN Convention to Combat Desertification coverage
IISD RS sustainable development meetings coverage
Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
MEA Bulletin- Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
African Regional Coverage
CLIMATE-L.ORG - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
Digimarc
Digimarc and the Digimarc logo are registered trademarks of Digimarc Corporation.  The "Digimarc Digital
Watermarking" Web Button is a trademark of Digimarc Corporation, used with permission.
| Back to IISD RS “Linkages" | Visit IISDnet | Send e-mail to IISD RS |
©2009, IISD. All rights reserved.