may, 2017

23may9:00 am- 11:00 amWorkshop3: Protecting Land Resources for Shared ProsperityDay 2

Event Details

09:00– 11:00 Parallel Session 1: Land Degradation Neutrality – Stock taking of an emerging process

Co-hosts: UNCCD, giz

Moderation: Mariam Akthar-Schuster (Science-Policy Interface) and Arthur Getz Escudero (EcoAgriculture Partners)

09:00 Welcome and Opening of a roundtable of discussions that reveals hindrances and enabling conditions for local implementation of a remarkable policy process:
09:10  Foued Chehat (Government of Algeria): “Make LDN target setting a political reality – challenges and enablers”
09:20 Simeon Hengari (UNCCD): “Putting SDGs into practice: initial lessons learned from the LDN target setting process”
 09:30  Questions and Answers
 09:40 Brief Inputs and Interviews on local challenges and progress:

  • Harifidy Rakoto Ratsimba (UNCCD Global Mechanism): “The opportunities of LDN target setting for Madagascar – including synergies, mainstreaming, inter-sectoral cooperation and challenges”
  • Stephanie Wunder (Ecologic Institute): “Kickstarting LDN target setting for Germany”
  • Kebin Zhang (UNCCD/FAO/Beijing Forest University): “LDN and how it helps translating China’s policy vision into practice to support an integrated implementation of the Agenda 2030.”
 10:30  Bringing the inputs into conversation by discussing along the four threads and develop key messages from the discussion
 10:55 Gallery walks to agree on most important themes and messages


Parallel Session 2: Sustainable Consumption and Production of land-based products

Co-host: IDDRI

Moderation: Bodo Richter (German Council for Sustainable Development)

9:00 Welcome and introduction
 9:05 Are the SDGs useful to derive and instigate political measures and action?

Ulf D. Jaeckel (German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety and Chair of the Advisory Board of the UN 10 Year Framework of Programmes on SCP) on the need to come to more action

 9:20 Now that we have the goals, how do we get to implementation?

Stefan Bringezu (Wuppertal Institute/Center for Environmental Systems Research) on strategies to reduce consumption of land-based products and a possible transition cycle for land use

 9:30 Questions and discussion
 10:00 What are the best ways to initiate action?

Marie-Hélène Schwoob (Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations) on the need to carry out comprehensive stakeholder processes in order to come to more action

 10:15 Discussion, revision of key messages and gallery walk to agree on most important themes and messages


11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Session on Synthesis of the Workshop

Moderation: Pia Bucella (TMG – Think Tank for Sustainability) and Arthur Getz Escudero (EcoAgriculture Partners)

11:40 Reinhard Hüttl (German Research Centre for Geosciences): “The natural sciences´ contribution to achieving the land-related SDGs”

11:50 Synthesis from the two parallel sessions:

  • Reporting back from the Land Degradation Neutrality discussion (Hannah Janetschek, German Development Institute)
  • Reporting back from the Sustainable Consumption and Production discussion (Judith Rosendahl, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies)

12:10 Questions and answers regarding the solutions approaches

12:20 Fishbowl discussion of the entire audience towards identifying key messages, requests, critical voices and concerns for the HLPF 2017.

12:45 Closing dialogue among the workshop audience and the Thematic Review Lab delegates Barron Orr (UNCCD SPI) and Amanda Palazzo (IIASA)


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