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Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP 8)

3-14 September 2007 | Madrid, Spain

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Highlights for Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Delegates to UNCCD COP 8 convened in morning and afternoon open dialogue sessions with non-governmental organizations to discuss participation, gender and climate change. The contact group on the CRIC completed its work during a morning session. The contact group on programme and budget met throughout the day. The contact group on the ten-year strategic plan convened during the morning, with the discussion continuing in an afternoon “Friends of the Chair Group.”

Open dialogue session with NGOs
Dais of the plenary room
Dais of the plenary room
Patrice Burger, ENID Patrice Burger, ENID
Patrice Burger, ENID, donning a white mask with tape over the mouth to signify "the hypocrisy of the meeting", noted that, while the Convention contains 22 references to participation, visions of what it implies vary.

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Cristina Narbona, Minister for the Environment of Spain, COP 8 President. Evelyn Chavez, ACICAFOC-RIOD-ALC
Cristina Narbona, Minister for the Environment of Spain, COP 8 President. Evelyn Chavez, ACICAFOC-RIOD-ALC
Sina Maiga Damba, AFAD-RIOD-AFRICA Thuli Makama, YONGE NAWE
Sina Maiga Damba, AFAD-RIOD-AFRICA Thuli Makama, YONGE NAWE
Jorge Luis Fernandez Chamero, Cuba, highlighted that 23 civil society organizations are working on this issue in his country, and recalled that Fidel Castro has said it is imperative to have rich countries contribute and the poor countries distribute. Carlos Andaluz Wetreicher, Peru Samson Bokea, Kenya
Jorge Luis Fernandez Chamero, Cuba, highlighted that 23 civil society organizations are working on this issue in his country, and recalled that Fidel Castro has said it is imperative to have rich countries contribute and the poor countries distribute. Carlos Andaluz Wetreicher, Peru Samson Bokea, Kenya
Djingarey Haona, Niger Christine Sagno, Guinea Domingo Barros, Cape Verde
Djingarey Haona, Niger Christine Sagno, Guinea Domingo Barros, Cape Verde
The plenary room
The plenary room

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Michael Angstreich, Norway said that Norwegian NGOs, politicians and the private sector have developed a surchage on airline tickets that will be used for emissions reduction in the South. Lucienne Tsilavirany, Madagascar Dilcia Garcia, ACPA-RIOD-ALC, called on parties to create a network of women researching natural resource management to identify traditional approaches for incorporation in the work of the CST.
Michael Angstreich, Norway said that Norwegian NGOs, politicians and the private sector have developed a surcharge on airline tickets that will be used for emissions reduction in the South. Lucienne Tsilavirany, Madagascar Dilcia Garcia, ACPA-RIOD-ALC, called on parties to create a network of women researching natural resource management to identify traditional approaches for incorporation in the work of the CST.
Mohamed Ghanam, Morocco Jose Miguel Torres Hidalgo, Chile, stressed the "need for disaggregated information dissemination" on climate change by NGOs. Boubacar Zalia, Niger
Mohamed Ghanam, Morocco Jose Miguel Torres Hidalgo, Chile, stressed the "need for disaggregated information dissemination" on climate change by NGOs. Boubacar Zalia, Niger
Delegates of the contact group on the ten-year strategy. Contact group on programme and budget in progress.
Delegates in the contact group on the ten-year strategy. Contact group on programme and budget in progress.

Around the conference
Security is ensured during the session. Delegates obtain information at one of the many conference booths.
Security is ensured during the session. Delegates obtain information at one of the many conference booths.

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