Désertif'actions : land at the heart of the agenda !
Various stakeholder groups involved in combatting land degradation and climate change came together for two days, at the University of Strasbourg for Désertif'actions 2017. They adopted a declaration on Wednesday 28 June 2017, reiterating their determination to place land at the centre of local actions and international agendas.
Unique by its very nature, this multi-stakeholder gathering brought together 200 participants from some thirty countries to develop a lasting dialogue between stakeholder communities involved in combatting land degradation and climate change.
Numerous points of convergence and synergies were identified, sketching out a roadmap for actions to be delivered on the ground and political messages to take to upcoming international meetings, such as the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, at Ordos, in China (COP13), in September, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Bonn, Germany (COP23), in November.
The full declaration is available at www.desertif-actions.fr/en