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2nd Scientific Conference


The UNCCD 2nd scientific conference was held during the third special session of the Committee on Science and Technology from 9 to 12 April 2013 in Bonn, Germany, on the theme “Economic Assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas”.

The conference was organized by the Global Risk Forum (GRF) Davos under the guidance of the Bureau of the CST. At least 350 participants are estimated to have taken part in the 2nd Scientific Conference, of which as many as 190 were independent scientists, in addition to 15 special guests and keynote/plenary speakers, 21 side-event or exhibition organizers, 16 media representatives, 22 NGO/IGOs, and over 20 members of other United Nations entities.


Preparatory documents


Related COP Decisions