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ICID 2010
Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions
(ICID 2010)

16-20 August 2010 | Fortaleza, Brazil

Summary of the Meeting
John Redwood, World Bank; Maria Teresa Farias, COMPAM, Brazil and Antônio Magalhães, Director, ICID 2010; Antônio Magalhães, Director, ICID 2010; and Rene Barreiro, Secretary for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Ceará
Daily web coverage
16 Aug- 17 Aug. - 18 Aug. - 19 Aug. - 20 Aug.
Closing Ceremony
Highlights from Friday, 20 August
ICID 2010 convened on Friday, 20 August 2010, in plenary to address the lessons and recommendations emerging from conference sessions, the reading, discussion, revision and acceptance of the Fortaleza Declaration, which seeks to elevate the priority of climate change and sustainable development in arid and semi-arid regions in the agenda of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Earth Summit), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference concluded at 5.38 pm after a closing ceremony.
Following a closing ceremony, the conference concluded with a message from ICID 2010 Director Antônio Magalhães, who emphasized the importance of sustainable development to address the vulnerability of semi-arid regions to climate change and hoped that the Fortaleza Declaration will guide discussion of these issues in the lead-up the the Rio+20 Earth Summit.

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The dais during the closing ceremony
Antônio Magalhães, Director, ICID 2010
Maria Teresa Farias, COMPAM, Brazil and Antônio Magalhães, Director, ICID 2010
João Pedro Gurgel, Youth Representative, Brazil
Rene Barreiro, Secretary for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Ceará

Highlights from Thursday, 19 August
On Thursday, ICID 2010 convened in thematic panel sessions and roundtables organized around the four sub-themes of the conference: climate information; climate and sustainable development; climate governance, representation, rights, equity and justice; and climate policy processes. During the morning and evening, poster sessions were presented.

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Thursday, 19 August

Thematic Sessions:
Session 4.3.6 Lessons from the Aridas Initiative

Antonio Magalhães, Director ICID 2010
Leonel Leite, Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (IICA), Brazil
Ramon Rodrigues, Ceará State Water Resources Secretariat (SRH), Brazil
Maria Irles Mayorga, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Highlights from Wednesday, 18 August
On Wednesday, participants at ICID convened throughout the day in thematic panel sessions and roundtables organized around the four sub-themes of the conference: climate information; climate and sustainable development; climate governance, representation, rights, equity and justice; and climate policy processes. During the morning and lunch period, poster sessions were presented. The day concluded with a keynote speech by Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, US.

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Thematic Sessions:
Session 3.2.1 Food Security, Climate Change and Development in Semi-Arid Regions
Cheikh Oumar Ba, Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), Senegal
Eduardo Delgado Assad, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Brazil
Patrick Caron, Scientific Director of CIRAD, France-Brasil
 
Abdou Kaza, Minister of Water, Environment and the Fight Against Desertification, Niger, and Amadou Tidiane Ba, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Senegal
Highlights from Tuesday, 17 August
On Tuesday participants at ICID 2010 convened in a plenary on synergies among the UN Conventions, as well as panel sessions organized around the four sub-themes of the conference: climate information; climate and sustainable development; climate governance, representation, rights, equity and justice; and climate policy processes. During lunch, poster sessions and a World Bank film on “Hope for a Changing Climate” were presented.

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Plenary Session: Synergies among the United Nations Conventions
Antônio Magalhães, Director of ICID 2010
Christina Figueres, UNFCCC, Executive Secretary, made a video address to the Conference
Luis Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil
Margarita Astrálaga, UNEP
Highlights from Monday, 16 August
The Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) opened on Monday, 16 August 2010 in Fortaleza, Brazil and will continue until 20 August. Participants convened in the morning for an introductory session, opening ceremony and the launch of the UN Decade on Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification. In the afternoon, participants attended thematic panel sessions.


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Opening Ceremony

Dais during the official opening of the meeting

José Machado, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Brazil
Antônio Magalhães, Director, ICID 2010
Launch of the UN Decade on Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification
Antônio Magalhães, Director, ICID 2010, and Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, UNCCD
 
Antonio Rocha Magalhães, Director of ICID
Related Links

ICID resources
*2nd International Conference: Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions
*ICID 2010 Programme
*ICID 2010 Themes
*Winning poster of the ICID poster contest

UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) resource
*UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification web site

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, 17-19 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Eighteenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), 3-4 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Fourth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change, 21-27 February 2010, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, 7-19 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, 7-19 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
*IISD RS summary report of the Agriculture and Development Day 2009 at COP 15, 12 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of Ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, 21 September - 2 October 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*IISD RS coverage of CSD-17, 4-15 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation for Land and Water Management, 16-17 April 2009, Nairobi, Kenya (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary of the CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting, 23-27 February 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Third International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change, 18-24 February 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh
*IISD RS briefing note of the High-Level Meeting on African Agriculture in the 21st Century, 9-10 February 2009, Windhoek, Namibia (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS archive of meetings on climate change, and background
*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage

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