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Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

10-21 October 2011 | Changwon, Republic of Korea
 
Highlights for Wednesday, 12 October 2011
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

UNCCD COP 10
Delegates from Saudi Arabia and Oman coordinating after the morning session of the CRIC
 

Delegates at UNCCD COP 10 convened in the CST and CRIC throughout Wednesday, 12 October 2011. The CST exchanged views on the organization of scientific advice to support the UNCCD process, among other issues. The CRIC discussed, inter alia, reporting procedures and draft modalities, criteria and terms of reference for the mid-term evaluation of the strategy, among other issues. Four contact groups met in the evening to discuss CST, GM, budget and iterative process issues.

 
Volunteers wearing tradtional Korean dress, “hanbok”
 
 
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CST):
 
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L-R: Elysabeth David, UNCCD Secretariat; CST 10 Chair Antonio Rocha Magalhăes, Brazil; Seung Yeon Anne Kwak, UNCCD Secretariat; and Vice-Chair and Rapporteur Nicholas Hanley, EU and its member States
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BMS Rathore, India
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Ismail Hussein, Egypt
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Abdou Maiga, Mali
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L-R: Lishomwa Mulongwe, Zambia and John Mulongoti, Zambia reviewing CST documents
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L-R: Maria Bivol, NGO BIOS, consulting with Valentin Ciubotaru, Moldova
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Michel Sedogo, Burkina Faso
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Moussa Hassane, Niger
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Frank Eklo, Norway
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African delegates in informal consultations before the morning session of the CST
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COMMITTEE FOR THE REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION (CRIC):
 
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L-R: Simone Quatrini, GM; Massimo Candelori, UNCCD Secretariat; Anja Thust, UNCCD Secretariat; CRIC Chair Chencho Norbu, Bhutan; and Sangeeta Sharma, Secretary to the UNCCD COP 10
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Sergio Zelaya, UNCCD Secretariat
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Massimo Candelori, UNCCD Secretariat
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CRIC Chair Chencho Norbu, Bhutan
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Participants from civil society
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L-R: Yao Bernard Koffi, Côte d'Ivoire discussing text with Abdel Kader Khalifa, Algeria
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Delegates from Senegal
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L-R: Delegates from the US at the CRIC session include Barbara De Rosa-Joynt, Rowena Watson, Rebecca Webber and Mary Rowen
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John Ilunga Muneng, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Kennedy Ondimu, Kenya
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Boundjouw Sama, Togo
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L-R: Bernd Wirtzfeld and Philipp Buss, Germany
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L-R: Syaiful Anwar and Febby Andryananto, Indonesia
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Uriel Safriel, Israel
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Karla Markley, Ecuador
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Hwan Ok Ma, International Tropical Timber Organization
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L-R: Ulrich Apel, Global Environment Facility (GEF); Kathy Mackinnon, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas; and Gustavo Fonseca, GEF
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RIO CONVENTIONS PAVILION:
 
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L-R: John Soussan, Stockholm Environment Institute, presented on the “Economics of Land Degradation and Sustainable Land Management;” Christian Mersmann, Managing Director, GM; and Simone Quatrini, GM
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During a side event at the Rio Conventions Pavilion on “Integrated Economic Assessment of Land Resources and Ecosystem Services,” Simone Quatrini, GM, discussed the OSLO (Offering Sustainable Land‐use Options) programme, for the valuation of land resources and ecosystem services, total costs of land degradation and net benefits of sustainable land management.

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AROUND THE UNCCD COP 10:
 
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Delegates from Argentina, Chile and Peru visiting the Korea Forest Service booth at the Rio Conventions Pavilion
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Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) booth at the Rio Conventions Pavilion tent
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Action pledges of UNCCD COP 10 participants as part of KOICA's "Plant Green Growth" campaign
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Civil society booth
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L-R: Jones Muleso Kharika, South Africa; Bongani Masuku, Swaziland; and Thomas Heimgartner, Switzerland
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Korea Forest Service's art competition
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Gold prize winner, "Camel" by Bo-kyung Kim
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Gold prize winner, "Interest, a tree" by Hyun-sun Park
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Gold prize winner, "Devastated mars" by Yoon-hwan Kim
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L-R: Maria T. Olvida; Seung Yeon Anne Kwak; and Paolo Dua, UNCCD Secretariat
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L-R: Frederika Teixeira, UNCCD Secretariat and Marie Aminata Khan, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat
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Jongbae Song, local staff, demonstrates how to recycle plastic PET bottles using the "Eco Robot" recycler
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Marcos Montoiro, UNCCD Secretariat with local staff at the registration desk
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Participants are invited to a daily cultural performance just to the right of the Convention Center
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UNCCD DRYLANDS AMBASSADORS:

 
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L-R: Press conference announcing the UNCCD Drylands Ambassador with Don Koo
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L-R: Don Koo Lee, Minister, Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea; and Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary with new Drylands Ambassadors, Deborah Fraser, South African gospel singer; and Dennis Garrity, former Director-General, World Agroforestry Center.
Photo courtesy of the Korea Forest Service
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Related Links
UNCCD resources
*Meeting web site
*COP 10 annotated agenda
*COP 10 documents
*CRIC 10 annotated agenda
*CRIC 10 documents
*CST 10 annotated agenda
*CST 10 documents

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS summary of the Second Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-2) of the UNCCD and CRIC 9, 16-18 and 21-25 February 2011, Bonn, Germany (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 9), 21 September - 2 October 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD CST S-1 and CRIC 7, 3-14 November 2008, Istanbul, Turkey
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD High-Level Policy Dialogue, 27 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS summary of the First Extraordinary Session of the Conference of the Parties (ESCOP) to the UNCCD, 26 November 2007, UN headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD COP 8, 3-14 September 2007, Madrid, Spain
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD CRIC 5, 12-21 March 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD COP 7, 17-28 October 2005, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*Coverage of previous UNCCD COPs, CRIC and other related meetings by IISD-RS
*LAND-L - A news and announcement list on land policy issues
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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