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WMO side events at RIO+20

 

High Level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP)
13 June 2012

Introduction

HMNDPDespite the repeated occurrences of droughts throughout human history and the large impacts on diffrerent socio-economic sectors, no concerted efforts have ever been made to initiate a dialogue on the formulation and adoption of national drought policies. WMO, and the Secretariat of UNCCD, in collaboration with a large number of UN Agencies, International and Regional Organizations and key national agencies, plan to organize the High Level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP) in March 2013 in Geneva. This side event presents the rationale and the programme for HMNDP.

 

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Contributing to the greening of economies and poverty alleviation - 15 June 2012

Introduction

GFCSGlobal efforts towards green economies and addressing poverty are sensitive to weather and climate variability and change. Development targets are at risk as food production, food security, disaster risk reduction, health epidemics, access to water, energy, tourism, etc., in many countries are dominated by weather and climate. Use of scientifically sound climate services can support better climate risk management, and in taking advantage of climate opportunities to increase productivity and promote sustainable development. 

There is a significant gap between needs for climate services and their current provision, particularly in least developed and developing countries. Present capabilities to provide climate services do not exploit all we know about climate, and are not delivering their full potential benefits. This event, organized by the World Meteorological Organization and partner UN agencies will provide information on the contribution of the Global Framework for Climate Services in support of greening of economies and poverty reduction

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Securing healthy soils and stopping land degradation
17 June 2012

Introduction

soilsThe event commenced with a high-level round table on what sustainable land and soil management can do to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Panels addressed: towards a zero net land and soil degradation world; the Global Soil Partnership; and the economics of land degradation. The day concluded with global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and a Land for Life Award reception.

 

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Knowing our Ocean, Protecting our Marine Treasures, Empowering Ocean Citizens - 20 June 2012

Introduction

A number of initiatives that support the Rio+20 ocean targets leading to the sustainable use of the ocean will be presented and discussed. The side event will be structured around three inter-connected themes:

  • Knowing our Ocean 
  • Protecting our Marine Treasures 
  • Empowering Ocean Citizens

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High Level Ceremony - Drylands Tripartite Agreement Launch 20 June 2012

Introduction

This event was organized by the Center of Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE), Brazil, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the Institute de recherche pour le développement (IRD), France and the Pan-African Agency of the Great Green Wall (APGMV) and was held at the BrasilPavillion at Rio+20 on 20 June.

The Secretary General of WMO was invited by the organizers to speak on the Commitment for Sustainable Development of Drylands

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Enhancing science-policy links for Rio+20: the Future Earth initiative - 22 June 2012

Introduction

This side event will explore calls in the Rio+20 outcome document to improve science-policy links, and to develop a new mechanism for international scientific cooperation and collaboration on sustainable development. Speakers will introduce efforts by the scientific community to meet these demands, particularly through the major new initiative Future Earth – research for global sustainability.

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