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Written by Erik van den Elsen   
ImageSecond International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions - ICID 2010.
The main event of ICID 2010 will be a meeting from 16 to 20 August 2010 bringing together governments, civil society and experts to assess and articulate the needs and opportunities of the world’s semi-arid regions. 

ICID 2010 will convene public policy makers, scientists and members of civil society to promote secure and sustainable development in the semi-arid regions of the world.


More information can be read at the ICID2010 website, or click the button below.

Thirty-five percent of earth’s people live in arid and semi-arid lands. Drylands cover forty-one percent of the planet and closely follow the world’s map of poverty. While already exposed to climate extremes, according to IPCC, drylands are likely to be severely hit by climate change. The concerns of populations living on these lands remain under-represented in climate-action and development discussions. 

People of the semi-arid regions need development support now. What actions follow will Copenhagen? How can negotiators, policy makers, scientists and practitioners translate global agreements into practice on the ground? By focusing on the links between policy, knowledge and practice, The Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) aims to help turn agreements into local development outcomes.

The main event of ICID 2010 will be a meeting from 16 to 20 August 2010 bringing together governments, civil society and experts to assess and articulate the needs and opportunities of the world’s semi-arid regions.The Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010) will convene concerned parties from around the world to: 

  • Identify and focus action on challenges and opportunities for a better future in the world’s arid and semi-arid regions.
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  • Update and share experience and knowledge on matters concerning the semi-arid regions: environmental and climate variability and change, vulnerabilities, social-economic-environmental impacts, responses of adaptation and sustainable development;
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  • Explore synergies among the conventions of the United Nations concerning the development of semi-arid regions, and
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  • Generate information and recommendations to support global and national policy processes, to inform civil society and development practitioners to achieve sustainable economic, environmental, and social development in the world’s semi-arid regions.
 
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