Highlights and images of main proceedings for 9 September 2017

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Summary


In the morning, UNCCD COP 13 participants convened in plenary for a dialogue with civil society organizations (CSOs), focused on the theme, “Land and Climate,” and in the afternoon the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) met in plenary and forwarded six decisions to the COP. Contact groups met throughout the day to discuss draft decisions related to the COP, the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (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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CSO Open Dialogue Session

Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, delivering her statement to the
CSO Open Dialogue Session

Jia Xiaoxia, China, on behalf of the COP 13 President

Rajeb Boulharouf, Chef de Cabinet, UNCCD Secretariat

Liu Fangfei, Anchor, China Central Television, Moderator

Bariş Karapinar, Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC)

COP 13 participants showing the "The Green Handkerchief Initiative" sign

L-R: Sophiko Akhobadze, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus, Georgia; Ahmed Sékou Diallo, Executive Director, Association de Formation et d’Appui au Développement (AFAD), Mali; Vũ Thi Bích Hợp,
Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Rural Development, Vietnam; and Bariş Karapinar, Lead Author, IPCC

Sophiko Akhobadze, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus, Georgia

Andrew Lesa, Youth Representative, New Zealand

L-R: Andrew Lesa, Youth Representative, New Zealand; Robert Tansey,
Advisor, The Nature Conservancy; and Juan Riet, Uruguay

Yoko Watanabe, Global Manager, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme

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

Alfredo Blum, Uruguay

Britta Hackenberg, Namibia

Adrián León, Venezuela

Zhang Kebin, China

Emmanuel Seck, Enda Énergie, Senegal

John Kwon Hyuk Dae, Future Forest

Damary Vila, Fundación Antonio Núñez Jimenez, Cuba

Miguel Ángel Crespo, Productividad Biósfera y Medio Ambiente (PROBIOMA)

Fatima Ait Ben Alla, Réseau des Associations de Sud Est, Morocco

Bhawani Shanker Kusum (center), Gram Bharati Samiti, India

Participants from the CSO Open Dialogue showing the "The Green Handkerchief Initiative" sign

Committee on Science and Technology (CST)

L-R: Victor Castillo, UNCCD Secretariat; Hamid Čustović, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CST Chair; Carmen Margina, UNCCD Secretariat; and Rajeb Boulharouf, Chef de Cabinet, UNCCD Secretariat

Jean-Luc Chotte, CST Rapporteur

Murukesan Krishnapillai, Micronesia

Flavia Witkowski Frangetto, Brazil

Pablo Viegas Aurelio, Argentina

Participants at the afternoon session of the CST

Hamid Čustović, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CST Chair, gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:13 pm

COP 13 Snapshots

View of the Ordos International Convention and Exhibition Center grounds

L-R: Mbaihoulam Gaou, Chad; Jean-Charles Kemanda-Danguiza, Central African Republic; and Paul
Babidou Zarabingui
, Central African Republic

Delegates from Africa consulting

Participants

Non-state coalitions
Youth