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1st Scientific Conference


The UNCCD 1st scientific conference was held during the ninth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) from 22 to 24 September 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the theme “Bio-physical and Socio-economic Monitoring and Assessment of Desertification and Land Degradation to Support Decision Making in Land and Water Management”.

The conference was organized by the Dryland Science for Development (DSD) consortium in consultation with the Bureau of the CST. It brought together about 350 participants, including leading scientists from around the world to discuss the following specific topics:

  • Integrated methods for monitoring and assessment of desertification/land degradation processes and drivers;
  • Monitoring and assessment of sustainable land management; and
  • Monitoring and assessment of desertification and land degradation: knowledge management, institutions and economics.


Preparatory documents


Related COP Decisions