Combating drought, land degradation and desertification
for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference

Major challenges

One of the major challenges facing delegates to the conference is the development of new scientific insights and recommendations to policy makers with regards to the assessment of vulnerability of socio-ecosystems to climate change and current and future capacities to adapt.

About the conference...

 Last news

01 Oct 2015

The outcomes from the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference are now released!

A new brochure entitled "Climate change and land degradation: Bridging knowledge and stakeholders" has just been published by the UNCCD Secretariat, reflecting the main outcomes from the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference. It will be widely distributed during UNCCD COP12 next month in Ankara. Click on the link below to discover it:  

18 Mar 2015

Conference conclusions and report now available

Approximately 300 people attended the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Cancun. Half of the participants were researchers from scientific institutions, while the other half was composed of government officials and representatives of civil society, intergovernmental and UN organizations. The scientific conference format of the UNCCD is indeed a unique process among (...)