Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Namibian Pavilion
UN-OHRLLS in collaboration with UNFCCC and UNCCD are organising a meeting on Impact of climate change, desertification and land degradation on the development prospects of LLDCs. This meeting will provide an opportunity for different stakeholders, the UN system, LLDC Parties, Civil Society, and Donor community to have a substantive discussion of the impact of climate change, desertification, land degradation and drought on LLDCs.
The Meeting is expected to come up with concrete ideas and recommendations on deliverables in the area of reducing the vulnerability of LLDCs to the impact ofdesertification and land degradation, which will feed into the preparation of the draft outcome document of the Second UN Conference on LLDCs. Findings of the recent study undertaken by OHRLLS/UNCCD and UNFCCC will be presented.
Issues to be discussed
1. Review how climate change, desertification and land degradation are affecting the overall development of LLDCs and how they are exacerbating the challenges associated with the geography of LLDCs.
2. Identify the measures that have worked well and what has not worked for LLDCs;
3. Identify any emerging opportunities facing the LLDCs;
4. Identify priority actions and measures needed to adequately address the challenge of climate change, desertification and land degradation – clearly specifying those to be undertaken by LLDCs and those by the development partners.


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