Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) 2019 ESCAP/NEASPEC Side Event

Date & Location : 

21 June 2019, Convensia Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea

APFW 2019 Side Event: Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation in North-East Asia on Combating Desertification and Land Degradation

Room 206, Convensia, 11:00 – 12:30, 21 June 2019

The “North-East Asia Multi-stakeholder Plan for Combating Desertification and Land Degradation (NEAMSP)” was launched under NEASPEC as a practical tool for coordinated and efficient actions by multi-stakeholders to combat desertification and land degradation (DLD). NEAMSP maps out activities taken by multi-stakeholders to combat DLD in the subregion and provides a platform to share information and stimulate cooperation among stakeholders in six areas, including: land restoration and ecosystem services; capacity building; integration of DLD into socio-economic development and resilience; resource mobilization; stakeholder engagement; and awareness raising. 

Focusing on the new stakeholders and innovative approaches emerged in the DLD community in recent years, this event aims to share and discuss how some of the institutional, financing and technological innovations could be scaled up through bi- and multi-lateral cooperation in and beyond the subregion towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially target 15.3 for a land degradation-neutral world (LDN).

Following to this multi-stakeholder event, a consultation meeting will be organized to review the DLD work at national and subregional levels, discuss potential activities to be carried out by NEASPEC, and identify possible arrangements with relevant mechanisms.

► Concept Note and Programme


[Invitation Only] APFW 2019 Side Event: Consultation Meeting on Combating Desertification and Land Degradation in North-East Asia 

Room 310, Convensia, 13:30-15:00,  21 June 2019

The North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) annually facilitates a Senior Officials Meeting among the 6 North-East Asian member States for building common knowledge and synergising capacity building on the subregional environmental status. The latest Senior Officials Meeting of 2018 suggested that the NEASPEC Secretariat refocus the work on DLD to cooperate with other existing mechanisms.

Therefore, a closed door consultation meeting will bring resentatives from the NEASPEC member States and the existing DLD-combatting mechanisms to review the NEASPEC DLD work, highlight works of other mechanisms, and discuss the potential prospects of NEASPEC.

► Concept Note and Programme

NEASPEC Secretariat