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13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 13)

6-15 September 2017 | Ordos, China

Highlights for Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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L-R: Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, presenting COP 13 President Zhang Jianlong with a
Certificate of Excellence for his work on combating desertification

On Tuesday, 12 September, COP 13 delegates participated in dialogues on gender and land rights, the role of local governments in addressing the challenges of land degradation, and the role of the private sector in helping achievement of land degradation neutrality. These dialogues were the final substantive sessions of the two-day High-Level Segment. In the morning, the inaugural edition of the UNCCD’s Global Land Outlook took place, while in the evening a ceremony to launch the LDN Fund occured, following the close of the High-Level Segment. COW contact groups also continued to convene, with informal discussions taking place throughout the day.

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High-Level Segment

Interactive Dialogue 1:  Gender and land rights

L-R: Marcos Montoiro, UNCCD Secretariat, with Moderator of the session, Barbara Thomson, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa


Ana Di Pangracio, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, M'Boro Indigenous Women and People Association, Chad


Shah Abdus Salam, Development Wheel

Ulrich Apel, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)


Stephanie Weiss, Bolivia

María Victoria Chiriboga, Undersecretary of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Ecuador

Mildred Oliphant, Minister of Labour, South Africa


Zhang Kebin, China

Jennifer MacIntyre, Ambassador for Climate Change, Canada

Adrián León, Venezuela


Ulambayar Tungalag, Mongolia

Fatoumata Cherif, Women, Power and Development, Guinea


Barbara Thomson, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa


Interactive Dialogue 2: How can local governments help address the challenges of land degradation?

Pawel Salek, Secretary of State, Ministry of Environment, Poland, Moderator of the session


L-R: Ahmed Aziz Diallo, Mayor of Dori, Burkina Faso; Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, Germany; and Shi Yanjie, Vice Mayor of Ordos, China


Shi Yanjie, Vice Mayor of Ordos, China


Ahmed Aziz Diallo, Mayor of Dori, Burkina Faso

Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, Germany


Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg, France

Manuel António Lopes de Araújo, Mayor of Quelimane, Mozambique


Video message by Jan Szyszko, Minister of Environment, Poland


Abdoulaye Couliboly, Mali

Judith Marinissen, EU

Meas Pyseth, Cambodia


Boris Pasalic, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jeanne Josette Acacha Akoha, Benin

Phu Hung Nguyen, Viet Nam


L-R: Sam Contreras and Angel Enriquez, the Philippines


L-R: Ulrich Apel; Asha Bobb-Semple; and Jean-Marc Sinnassamy, the GEF


Interactive Dialogue 3: How can the private sector invest to help achieve land degradation neutrality?

Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of Environment, European Commission, Moderator of the session


L-R: Simone Quatrini, Global Mechanism (GM); Philippe Zaouati, CEO, MIROVA; and Wang Wenbiao, Chairman, Elion Resources Group, China



Matthew Reddy, Director, Forest Solutions Group and Climate Smart Agriculture, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD)

Gloverson Moro, Head of R&D Asia-Pacific, Syngenta


Philippe Zaouati, CEO, MIROVA

Wang Wenbiao, Chairman, Elion Resources Group, China


Edward Chomba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Zambia

Nathalie van Haren, Both ENDS, the Netherlands

Pierre Hele, Minister of Environment Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development, Cameroon



L-R: Erik Grigoryan and Ashot Vardevanyan, Armenia


Closing Ceremony

Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary

COP 13 President Zhang Jianlong


Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, showing her appreciation to COP 13 President Zhang Jianlong




















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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 and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2017 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), and SWAN International. Specific funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the People’s Republic of China. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).

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