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Changwon UNCCD COP10 - October 2011  | Agenda (Full/Summary)

Building on the momentum of the first and second Rio Conventions Pavilions held in 2010 at the margins of the UNFCCC and CBD Conferences of the Parties (COPs), the partners of the Rio Conventions Pavilion convened again at the UNCCD COP10 in Changwon, Republic of Korea. A rich program of events took place from 10-20 October 2011, including seminars, workshops, roundtables, networking opportunities and high-level panel discussions.

Read the Brief on the Rio Conventions' Pavilion Opening (pdf)

Read the Communiqué on the Rio Conventions' Pavilion Closing (pdf)

Week 1
OPENING DAY: Monday 10 October
Morning Session: Cities in the Context of the Rio Conventions
Securing Ecosystem Services for Cities in the Context of Change
Organized by: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Facilitators: Shela Patrickson, Cities Biodiversity Centre, ICLEI
Afternoon Session: Sustainable Land Management
LADA-WOCAT Tools for Monitoring and Assessment
Organized by: FAO
Facilitators: Facilitators: Dominique Lantieri and Sally Bunning
Tuesday 11 October
THEME:  Sustainable Forest Management and REDD-plus: Contributing to the Implementation of the Rio Conventions through Avoided Deforestation 
Organized by: Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat
Facilitators: Ulrich Apel and Jean-Marc Sinnassamy, GEF Secretariat
Morning Session 
Opportunities and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
Afternoon Session 
SFM/REDD-plus and Livelihoods in Drylands Session 1
Wednesday 12 October
THEME: Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change: Addressing Adaptation and Mitigation 
Morning Session 
Dryland Protected Areas: Ecosystem-based approaches to Climate Change
Organized by: IUCN WCPA and IUCN Drylands
Facilitator: Kathy McKinnon 
Afternoon Session 
Integrated Economic Assessment of Land Resources and Ecosystem Services
Organized by:  The Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
Facilitators: Elsie Attafuah and Simone Quatrini
Thursday 13 October
THEME: Sustainable Land and Water Management
Morning Session 
The PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems: Experiences, Lessons and Opportunities for Innovation 
Organized by: The ADB and State Forestry Administration of China
Facilitators: Frank Radstake and Liu Yong
Afternoon Session 
Decision-support Tools for Monitoring and Assessment of Sustainable Land Management
Organized by: FAO
Facilitators: Dominique Lantieri and Sally Bunning
Central Asia Countries Initiative on Land Management (CACILM) –  Achievements in Regional Integration of SL&WM
Organized by: The GEF Secretariat with Participating Countries and Agencies
Facilitators: Ulrich Apel 
Friday 14 October
THEME: Food Security and Combating Hunger Through Sustainable Land Management
Morning Session
Sustainable Land Management and the Great Green Wall Initiative - Science and Policy Implications of a Regional-scale Vision
Organized by: The GEF Secretariat with World Bank, Participating Countries, FAO, ICRAF, Africa Re-Greening Initiative 
Facilitators: Mohamed Bakarr and Jean-Marc Sinnassamy
Afternoon Session
Initiatives on Food Security for the Drylands: A Presentation and Panel Discussion featuring the UN Special Rapporteur on Food Security
Organized by: The UNCCD Secretariat in partnership with the Government of France and participating countries 
Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SIP/ TerrAfrica) - Progress and Achievements 
Organized by: the GEF Secretariat with World Bank and NEPAD Agency of the African Union 
Facilitators: Mohamed Bakarr and Jean-Marc Sinnassamy
Week 2
Monday 17 October
THEME: Gender and the Rio Conventions
Organized by: IUCN, UNCCD and CBD
Morning Session
The UNCCD Advocacy Policy Framework on Gender
The CBD COP10 outcomes on gender; The Cancun agreements and gender mainstreaming
Afternoon Session
The Rio Conventions Coordinated Approach and Roadmap on Gender
Rio+20 and Gender Issues
Tuesday 18 October
THEME: Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in sustainable land management
Morning Session
The Man who Stopped the Desert: film viewing and discussion with Yacouba Sawadogo and film director Mark Dodd on community-based innovative SLM practice
Organized by: UNCCD
Panel Discussion on the Middle East and North Africa Desert Ecosystems and Livelihood Program (MENA-DELP)
Organized by: World Bank (MENA Region) with GEF Secretariat
Facilitators: Viviane Wei Chen Clement and Mohamed Bakarr
Afternoon Session - *Special venue:  Amoris Hall (B),  Pullman Hotel. By invitation only.
Synergy for sustainability:  celebrating two decades for the planet: A high-level luncheon discussion
Panel Discussion followed by Luncheon  for the Ministers (by invitation)
Hosted by: The Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea 
Public Launch of ‘The Forgotten Billion’ Publication at the Ecosystems Pavilion
Organized by: UNDP and UNCCD
Evening Session
Launch of the GEF-UNCCD Publication “Land for Life: Securing our Common Future”, followed by reception
Organized by: The GEF and UNCCD Secretariats, Korea Forest Service and GoodPlanet Foundation 
Wednesday 19 October
THEME: Poverty Reduction and the Rio Conventions
Morning Session
A World Café Conversation on Integrating Sustainable Land Management into Climate Change Financing: Challenges and Opportunities 
Organized by: The Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
Facilitator: Elsie Attafuah
Afternoon Session
Tools for Modeling, Measuring and Monitoring Carbon Benefits in GEF Projects
Organized by: UNEP (with Executing Partners)
Facilitators: Mohamed Sessay and Gemma Sheperd, UNEP
A Programmatic Approach to Building Capacities for Sustainable Land Management in LDC and SIDS: Impacts and Lessons
Organized by: UNDP
Facilitator: Veronica Muthui
Evening Session
“Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Mainstreaming biodiversity for development, poverty eradication, health and gender equity” – Workshop followed by catered reception for participants 
Organized by: CBD
Facilitator: Marie Khan, CBD
CLOSING DAY: Thursday 20 October, 10 am – 7:00 pm
THEME: Synergies for the Implementation of the Rio Conventions
Morning Session
Sustainable Regional Development: A Model of Sustainable Land Management
Organized by: Green Asia Network
Afternoon Session
Managing for Natural Disasters: The land degradation caused by natural disasters such as forest fires and forest soil sediment disasters
Organized by Korea Forest Research Institute
Facilitators: Dr Ho-Joong Youn and Dr Kyosang Koo
Closing Event
Closing Statement by UNCCD and Head of Korea Forest Research Institute       
Closing Reception
Hosted by Korea Forest Service

Presentations at UNCCD COP10

Protected Areas: Helping People to Cope with Climate Change, Desertification and Drought, Kathy MacKinnon (IUCN-WCPA)
The UNCCD Advocacy Policy Framework on Gender, Sergio Zelaya (UNCCD Secretariat)
Economics of Land Degradation: A global initiative for sustainable land management (ELD)
Economics of Land Degradation and Sustainable Land Management: Supporting evidence-based decision making, John Soussan (Stockholm Environment Institute)
The Value of Land Resources in the Cardamom Mountains: Supporting evidence-based decision making, John Soussan (Stockholm Environment Institute)
Integrated Economic Assessment of Land Resources and Ecosystem Services: Bringing policy makers the evidence they need, Simone Quatrini (The Global Mechanism)
Why a Focus on Economics? UNU-INWEH)
Assessment of Benefits and Costs of Sustainable Land Management: Contributions from the WOCAT knowledge management system, H.P. Liniger & Markus Giger (University of Bern, FAO, ISRIC)
Strategic GEF Program for SustainableForest Management in the Congo Basin, GEF
Expanding Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) in targeted landscapes and in climate vulnerable areas in West African and Sahelian countries, Sahel and West Africa Program in support of the Great Green Wall Initiative

Photo Highlights of the Rio Pavilion at UNCCD COP10

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Venue

Changwon Exhibition Conference Centre

Outdoor Exhibition Area | Changwon, South Korea
Note: the Outdoor Exhibition Area is open to the public.


Information on Transportation

Information on Hotels

For More Information:
UNCCD COP 10

UNCCD COP Provisional Agenda and official documents
Information Note for COP Participants
(including travel and visa requirements)