Combating drought, land degradation and desertification
for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

9-12 March 2015

Cancún, Mexico

9-12 March 2015

Cancún, Mexico

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The conference

The 3rd UNCCD scientific conference will be held during the 4th special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4) of the UNCCD. The conference will address three major challenges: 
  1. Diagnosis of constraints: How to best characterize and understand the vulnerability and adaptive capacities of ecosystems (in particular agro-ecosystems) and populations in affected regions, including regions newly susceptible to the consequences of climate change? 
  2. Responses: How to build efficiently on available knowledge, success stories and lessons learnt to promote implementation of better adapted, knowledge-based practices and technologies?
  3. Monitoring and assessment:What are the new monitoring and assessment methods available to evaluate the effectiveness of these practices and technologies that provide improved insights on whether or how their implementation should be scaled up?