Conference Outcomes

The UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference with the specific thematic focus on the "Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas", has been declared closed by  Antonio ROCHA MAGALHÃES; Chairperson of the Committee of Science and Technology CST, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Brazil on Friday, 12 April 2013.

The conference concluded with a clear consensus among the over 600 scientists and CST members, that the cost of incation is much higher than to actively combat DLDD by taking effective prevention measures such as sustainable land management.


The following is a collection of the presentations and discussions given at the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, as well as the preparatory documents which served as basis for discussion. Within the sections on the left, you will find:

  • the preliminary conference report
  • the interactive conference agenda containing all presentations
  • all short and extended abstracts
  • the background document
  • white paper I
  • white paper II
  • ICCD/CST(S-3)/2
  • ICCD/CST(S-3)/3
  • the participants list (available soon)