Preliminary Conference Report: The Synthesis and Recommendations

The Preliminary Conference Report describes in a total of 40 sections the most prominent and important outcomes and recommendations of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, held from 9 – 12 April 2013 in Bonn, Germany. The specific thematic focus of the Conference was put on the "Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas", requiring the evaluation and analysis of current state-of-the-art knowledge on this topic and translating available scientific findings into recommendations for the use by policy and decision makers.

This Conference Summary Report is based on session reports which condensed the plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and the special sessions of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference that was held 9-12 April 2013 in Bonn, Germany. For a more detailed overview of the programme, please consider the interactive conference agenda with presentations under: https://www.conftool.pro/2sc-unccd/sessions.php

Each session has been summarized by the GRF Davos conference reporting team (Barbara Egli, Sara Becerra, Rachel McDermott, Gian Marco Palamara under the lead of Andreas Rechkemmer, Chief Science and Policy Advisor, GRF Davos). The chairs of the plenary sessions and of the parallel sessions, as well as the organizers of the special sessions have also been asked to submit a brief report.

This Preliminary Conference Report includes also the considerations from the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) being formulated during the meeting in the morning of 12.04.2013 and the comments and recommendations being made during the CST meeting in the afternoon of 12.04.2013.

Preliminary Conference Report is available for download here: Preliminary Conference Report: The Synthesis and Recommendations

The Preliminary Conference Report is open for review and comments from participants of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific conference until 28.04.2013. Please use this document for your comments in track changes of MS Office or similar software and send it as a word document to 2sc.unccd@grforum.org