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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

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.
Members of a Samba exhibition group.
Daily web coverage
16 Aug- 17 Aug. - 18 Aug. - 19 Aug. - 20 Aug.
Opening Ceremony

Dais during the official opening of the meeting

Cid Ferreira Gomes, Governor, Ceará, Brazil
Eduardo Vieira Ribeiro, Chamber of Representatives, Brazil
José Machado, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Brazil
Antônio Magalhães, Director, ICID 2010
Participants singing the National Anthem of Brazil
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
Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, UNCCD
Antônio Rocha Magalhães, Director of ICID 2010, Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, UNCCD, and Cid Ferreira Gomes, Governor, Ceará, Brazil
Youth Mayor
Opening Session

Eduardo Sávio Martins, Funceme, Brazil, José Almir Cirilo, Secretariat of Water Resource Pernambuco, Brazil, Dalton Macambira, Governor of Piauí, José Sydrião Alencar, BNB , Brazil, Jesse Ribot, University of Illinois, and Antonio Rocha Magalhães, Director of ICID 2010

 
Eduardo Sávio Martins, Funceme, Brazil
Dalton Macambira, Governor, Piauí
Michel Laurent, Institute de Recherche pour le Développement
Bianca Macedo representing the youth of Brazil’s semi-arid regions
Hervé Théry, University of Campinas, Brazil
Thematic Panel Sessions
SESSION 1.3.3 Adaptation With A Long-Term View – Promoting Resilience
Carla Roncolini, Emory University
SESSION 1.3.6 Climate, Desertification and Sustainable Development
Maria do Carmo Sobral, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
SESSION 1.3.2 Desertification – The Challenge of Desertification and Sustainable Development in Semi-Arid Regions
Wadid Erian, Arab Center for Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands
Sahibzada Kahn, North-West Frontier Province Planning & Development Department, Pakistan, and Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, UNCCD
SESSION 1.4.1 Lessons from the Brazilian Experience
 
SESSION 1.4.2 Sustainable Energy for the Development of Drylands
Renato Rolim, Infrastructure Secretariat, Ceará
Marcelo Poppe, CGEE, Brazil and Emilio Rovere, UFRJ
SESSION 1.4.3 Climate Change, Adaptation and Governance in the Water Sector
Barbara Lynch, Georgia Institute of Technology
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
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*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
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*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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