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12th Session of the Conference of the Parties
to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 12)

12-23 October 2015 | Ankara, Turkey


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View of the Congresium Ankara International Convention and Exhibition Centre, venue for UNCCD COP12 (photo courtesy of the Congresium Ankara International Convention and Exhibition Centr)e

View of the Congresium Ankara International Convention & Exhibition Centre, venue for UNCCD COP12
(photo courtesy of the Congresium Ankara International Convention and Exhibition Centre)

UNCCD The twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 12) will convene in Ankara, Turkey, from 12-23 October 2015. Delegates from the UNCCD’s 195 Parties will discuss agenda items and develop decisions on issues related to desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), including how to pursue the target to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) and how to align the UNCCD’s goals and Parties’ action programmes with the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Parties will also consider messages for the Paris Climate Change Conference, which will convene one month after the conclusion of UNCCD COP 12.

COP 12 will open on 12 October with an opening plenary. From 20-21 October, a high-level segment will convene ministers and other heads of delegation, who will participate in round-table discussions and special plenary sessions focused on topics related to water scarcity and land degradation and desertification. The UNCCD’s two subsidiary bodies, the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) and the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC), will also convene in parallel to the COP.

Among other issues and events during the two-week meeting, participants will discuss the in-progress publication titled “Global Land Outlook,” review a report from the Economics of Land Degradation initiative, and attend events at the Rio Conventions Pavilion, the Business Forum, side events and exhibitions.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage and daily reports from the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis of UNCCD COP 12, which is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at http://enb.iisd.mobi/desert-cop12/


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Specific funding for coverage of UNCCD COP 12 has been provided by the
European Commission, the UNCCD Secretariat and the Ministry of Forest and Water Management of Turkey
SDC UNCCD Ministry of Forest and Water Management of Turkey

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SWAN International, Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French is provided by the Government of France, the Wallonia, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).