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First Session of the Committee for the Review
of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC1)

Rome, Italy | 11 - 22 November 2002



Wednesday 13 |

Delegates to CRIC-1 meet in morning and afternoon sessions to consider the review of scientific and technological issues related to: measures for the rehabilitation of degraded land; drought and desertification monitoring and assessment; early warning systems for mitigating the effects of drought; and access by affected country Parties, particularly affected developing country Parties, to appropriate technology, knowledge and know-how. Case studies were presented on implementation experiences in Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, and the Northern Mediterranean and Central and Eastern European regions.
   
   

Introducing the case study on access to appropriate technology, knowledge and know-how, Ahmed Al Attas (Yemen) underscored the need for enhanced implementation of appropriate technologies and the use of indigenous knowledge. He stressed that projects and programmes for the application of technologies should aim to increase the roles of community and traditional leaders, and of women.
   
   

 

 

 

 

Elena Abraham (Argentina) identified monitoring and assessment and early warning systems as key measures in the implementation of the CCD at the regional and sub-regional levels. Noting a lack of know-how among stakeholders, she stressed the importance of effective communication and experience sharing. She noted efforts to build capacity in the scientific and institutional sectors, and advocated NGO involvement and enhanced linkages among national and international programmes.

   

 

 

 

 

Introducing the case study on measures for the rehabilitation of degraded land, Ashot Vardevanyan (Armenia) outlined the main factors contributing to soil degradation in his country. He presented measures to restore degraded land, including: improving legislation and strengthening state management of the environment; increasing economic prosperity; and improving the use of natural resources.

   
   

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Links |

Text of the convention and useful information

CCD information on desertification and the Convention

Official Documents of the First Session of the CRIC

Press release on the CRIC

CRIC1 - Tentative Schedule

Adoption of the Agenda and Organization of Work

Arrangements for the First Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention

Linkages desertification issues page and COP-5 summary report.



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