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International Conference on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Policies and Practices

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PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems
Management and Policy Support to Combat Land Degradation Project
 
International Conference on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Policies and Practices
 
April 25-26, 2013 (Plan)
First round notice
Beijing China
 
 
Sponsor: Department of Science and Technology, State Forestry Administration;
Department of International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Co-sponsor: Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Organizer: Central Project Coordination Office (CPCO)
Central Project Management Office (CPMO)
 
 
Background
As an important part of global terrestrial ecosystem, dryland ecosystem is the homestead for over 2.6 billion people of more than100 countries in the world which plays an important role in biodiversity conservation, and addressing climate change. Due to increasing population, improper land use and frequent natural disasters, global land degradation (LD) remains severe. In particular, under the context of climate change, with increased uncertainties affecting LD, exploration of a new SLM mechanism and policy system compatible to IEM strategies and approaches is not only a necessity to accelerate LD control and realize sustainable development of dryland areas in western China but also contributes to global LD control, poverty alleviation, climate change addressing and biodiversity conservation in dryland ecosystems.
Management and Policy Support to Combat Land Degradation Project (the Project) is one of the important projects under PRC-GEF partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystem, and also the extension of the Capacity Building to Combat Land Degradation Project. The Project has made remarkable phased achievements since May, 2010, including extension and enforcement of IEM, up-scaling LD pilot site experience, exploring best practices for LD control, improving provincial LD policies and institutions, establishing a multi-level/scale LD monitoring and assessment indicator system, promoting sustainability of IEM Information Center, and developing innovative policies and regulations on vegetation carbon sequestration, cost-benefit analysis, ecological compensation and public-private partnerships under climate change.
The discussion on domestic and international SLM policies and practices, SLM monitoring and assessment, and SLM measurements for climate change adaptation could demonstrate the Project effects in western China, summarize the impacts and significance of the Project and at the same time provide support for policy and decision making on LD control, SLM, improvement of living environment and livelihood, and sustainable socio-economic development in western China.
 
Title: International Conference on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Policies and Practices
Time: April 25-26, 2013 (Plan)
Venue: Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing
Major topics (issues):
(1) SLM policies
The domestic and international development opportunities, policy status, institutional construction, and innovative mechanisms of SLM.
(2) SLM practices
The achievements of domestic and international SLM practices and successful SLM experience sharing.
(3) SLM monitoring and assessment
Comprehensive LD monitoring and assessment indicator system, methods, case study and network mechanism construction for different LD types at the national, regional and provincial levels.
(4) SLM measurements for climate change adaptation
Combination of international hotspots like climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, etc. with SLM to seek for innovative policy mechanisms.
Languages:
Chinese and English are the official languages.
Costs:
The costs of the invited guest for the conference will be covered by the sponsor; other participants will cover the transportation and accommodation fees themselves.
Those who intend to participate in this conference please fill and mail the Participants Receipt for us to arrange the conference in advance.
 
Contact details:
Mr. Han Deliang E-mail: delianghan@126.com
Ms. Duan Mingyan E-mail: mingyan712@sina.cn
Address: PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems Project (No. 18, Blk. 5, Hepingli South Street, Longshaoheng Building, Room 303 and 306)
Zip code: 100013
Phone: +86 10 8421 0781/82
Fax: +86 10 8421 0791
Website: www.gefop12.cn