Envisaged Outcomes and Products

The overall goal of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference is to produce sound scientific outputs and policy-oriented recommendations on the conference topic that inform policy formulation and dialogue, based on the analysis and compilation of peer reviewed and published literature. These recommendations shall be submitted to the COP11 for its consideration. The expected outputs are:

  • White Papers on the "Economic and social impacts of desertification, land degradation and drought" and "Costs and benefits of policies and practices addressing desertification, land degradation and drought"
  • Background Document on Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas
  • Short Abstract Booklet and Extended Abstract CD of all oral and poster presentations
  • Policy Booklet for Decision Makers for COP11
  • 2013 Science Recommendation for CST11
  • Special issue of a peer reviewed journal
  • Scientific papers in additional peer reviewed journals
  • Rapid publication of papers by conference contributors, including those by younger researchers, in the GRF Davos e-Journal Planet@Risk