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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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
Adrián León, Venezuela
Interactive Dialogue 2: How can local governments help address the challenges of land degradation?
L-R: Ahmed Aziz Diallo, Mayor of Dori, Burkina Faso; Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, Germany; and Shi Yanjie, Vice Mayor of Ordos, China
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?
L-R: Simone Quatrini, Global Mechanism (GM); Philippe Zaouati, CEO, MIROVA; and Wang Wenbiao, Chairman, Elion Resources Group, China
L-R: Erik Grigoryan and Ashot Vardevanyan, Armenia
Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, showing her appreciation to COP 13 President Zhang Jianlong