UNCCD Technical Workshop on Impact Indicator Refinement

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat, under the guidance of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) Bureau, is currently undertaking a scientific peer review of the relevance, accuracy and cost-effectiveness of the impact indicators identified at the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9). It is in this context that this technical workshop will be convened. The workshop will target scientists, experts, managers and practitioners that have experience in the development and implementation of impact indicators, particularly for monitoring and assessment of desertification and land degradation. Meeting participants are expected to contribute to the refinement of the UNCCD set of impact indicators provisionally accepted at COP 9 and, ultimately, to the establishment of a scientifically rigorous and credible assessment of the impact of desertification and land degradation at the national, regional and global levels.  

dates: 16-17 December 2010   location: Bonn, Germany   contact: UNCCD Secretariat   phone: +49-228 / 815-2800   fax: +49-228 / 815-2898/99   e-mail: secretariat@unccd.int   www: http://www.unccd.int/science/announce/ImpactIndicators.php