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Toward a Zero Net Land and Soil Degradation

This panel presentation moderated by Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, President, UBA is part of the World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance Event.

  • H.E. Mr. Don Ko Lee, Minister, Korea Forest Service, UNCCD COP10 President
    "The need for target setting towards Zero Net Land and Soil Degradation"

  • Prof. Antonio Magalhaes, Chair, UNCCD Committee on Science and Technology, UNCCD CST10 Chair
    "The role of science in achieving Zero Net Land and Soil Degradation"

  • Mr. Dennis Garrity, Executive board member, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), UNCCD Drylands Ambassador "Conceptual reflection of Zero Net Land and Soil Degradation"

  • Ms. Veerle Vandeweerd, Director Environment & Energy Group, United Nations Development Programme
    " A vehicle to help meet the zero net land degradation target"

  • Mr. Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman Qatar National Food Security Programme (TBC)
    "Global Drylands Land Alliance for achieving Zero Net Land and Soil Degradation"


  • Mr. Craig Hanson, Director, Climate and Ecosystems, World Resources Institute;

  • Mr. Ben Boer, Emeritus Professor in Environmental Law, Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law Sydney Law School

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