UNCCD, GRF-Davos Sign MOU for Organization of 2nd Scientific Conference

10 October 2011: On the sidelines of the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 10), Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary, and Walter Ammann, President of the Global Risk Forum (GRF-Davos), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the organization of the 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference, to be held in 2012. The 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference will address the theme "Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas." [Biodiversity Policy & Pratice post regarding selection of GRF-Davos to organize 2nd Scientific Conference] [UNCCD COP 10 news]