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A WMO Side Event on Climate and Land Degradation was held on 18 October 2005 during the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP-7) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 

 

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                This DVD carries video recordings and slide presentations made during the WMO Side Event on Climate and Land Degradation. The Event was held on 18 October 2005 at the united Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) during the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP7) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The event provided a great opportunity for many international delegates to understand the interaction between climate and land degradation. 

The Secretary General of WMO, Dr. Michel Jarraud was among the panelists who presented a paper on the subject. Other panelists were Prof. Hari Eswaran , National Leader, World Soil Resources, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Dr. Mannava Sivakumar , Chief, Agricultural Meteorology Division, World Climate Programme, WMO; Dr. Joseph Mukabana , Director, Kenya Meteorological Department and Prof. Eric Odada , Programme Director, Pan African START Secretariat.  The event was chaired by Hon. Prof. Mark Mwadosya , Minister of Communications and Transport, Tanzania and opened by Dr. Chris Murungaru , Minister for Transport, Kenya. 

The DVD was produced in collaboration with the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD).

Contents of DVD

Presentations
WMO and UNCCD: A Partnership to Combat Desertification by Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of WMO  [PDF - 1.3 MB]
Land Degradation: Need for Integrated Solutions  By Hari Eswaran, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service [PDF - 4.4 MB]
Climatic Factors in Land Degradation by Mannava Sivakumar, WMO [PDF - 2.6 MB]
Climate Change and Land Degradation by Prof. Eric Odada, Pan African START Secretariat [PDF - 1.0 MB]
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