International Workshop on Combating Desertification and Land Degradation

Date & Location : 

7-9 July 2015, Beijing, China

Vast areas of North-East Asia (NEA) in particular within China, Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are under threat of desertification and land degradation (DLD), and the situation is becoming more challenging with climate change. DLD has also seriously hindered the progress of sustainable development, as it directly affects the environment and livelihoods of millions in particular the rural population.

In light of the complexity of sustainable land management and the growing number of stakeholders implementing various activities, the Workshop plans to bring together key stakeholders to review subregional activities. The Workshop will also develop the North-East Asia Multi-stakeholder Plan (NEAMSP) for Combating DLD, proposed as a practical tool to support information sharing and collaboration among stakeholders, as well as to supplement existing subregional and multilateral mechanisms in North-East Asia.

 

Programme

Session 1. Review of Desertification and Land Degradation (DLD) in North-East Asia

Session 2. Review of Joint Activities to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation

Session 3. DLD and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in North-East Asia

NEAMSP Concept Note

Meeting Report

 

NEASPEC Secretariat