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

6-16 September 2017 | Ordos, China

Highlights for Thursday, 7 September 2017

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L-R: Jean-Marc Sinnassamy, GEF Secretariat, in a discussion with André Alla, Côte d'Ivoire, and Prosper
Kayembe
, Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNCCD COP 13 participants reconvened during parallel morning and afternoon sessions, and discussed agenda items in the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) and the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC). Contact groups met in the afternoon and evening to discuss draft decisions related to the COP, CRIC and CST agendas.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the UNCCD COP 13. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.

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Committee on Science and Technology (CST)

L-R: Hamid Čustović, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CST Chair, and Carmen Margina, UNCCD Secretariat


Fortunée Worou, Benin

Mustafa Abdullah Yurtoglu, Turkey

María Angelica Fernandez, Colombia


Luca Montanarella, Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS)

Mariam Akhtar-Schuster, Science-Policy Interface (SPI)


Jean-Luc Chotte, SPI


Lu Qi, China

Mandakh Nyam, Mongolia

Francis Inganga, Kenya


Randolph Antonio Edmead, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saida Rivero, Venezuela

Alexander Erlewein, EU


Tshering Dorji, Bhutan

Gudrun Schwilch, Switzerland

Maxime Thibon, France


Jeff Herrick, US

Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)


View of a presentation by Jeff Herrick, US



Robert Scholes, Co-Chair, IPBES Thematic Assessment of Land Degradation and Restoration (LDRA)

Graciela Metternicht, SPI




Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC)

Aliyu Bananda, Nigeria, CRIC Chair


Pradeep Monga, UNCCD Deputy Executive Secretary

Raymond Baptiste, Grenada, CRIC Rapporteur


Satu Ravola, UNCCD Secretariat

Markus Repnik, Managing Director, Global Mechanism (GM)


Emmanuel Seck, Enda Energie

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

Alberto Limo Segura, Peru


Biyana Kilibarda, Montenegro

Louisa Karika, Cook Islands


Abdu Al Assiri, Saudi Arabia

Jozef Buys, EU

Imad Almaree, Syria



Trevor Benn, Guyana

Ralalarimanana Herivololona, Madagascar


Chadi Mohanna, Lebanon

Andrei Kuzmich, Belarus


COP 13 Snapshots

L-R: Jozef Buys, EU, in a conversation with Barbara De Rosa-Joynt and Jeff Herrick, US


L-R: Mohammed Alzuhari, Iraq, in a discussion with Andrés David Córdova, Ecuador


L-R: Akiko Nakano and Atsushi Tsunekawa, Japan


Demonstration of a traditional Chinese block printing


Kelly Sharp, IISD Reporting Services/ENB, tries her hand at block printing


Chen Yishi, award winning master of block carving


Fatiha Sallahi, UNCCD Secretariat, with her team of local staff





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Specific funding for coverage of UNCCD COP 13 has been provided by the People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China

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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