13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

9 September 2017
China

The 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification took place in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, 6 -9 September 2017.

Ramsar Director of Science and Policy, François Guerquin, attended the conference and participated in the following meetings: the discussion on the mandate and workplan of the Science – Policy Interface mechanism operating under the Committee for Science and Technology and the launch of the Global Land Outlook and the discussions around the next version of this report.

François Guerquin also spoke at the IPBES side-event on the preparatory work for the IPBES’ Comprehensive Assessment of Land Degradation and Restoration, a major upcoming report to which Ramsar Scientific and Technical Review Panel is contributing.