Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) 2019 Side Event: Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation in North-East Asia on Combating Desertification and Land Degradation

21 Jun 2019
Incheon, Republic of Korea
Open meeting

The “North-East Asia Multi-stakeholder Plan for Combating Desertification and Land Degradation (NEAMSP)” was launched under NEASPEC as a practical tool for coordinated and efficient actions by multi-stakeholders to combat desertification and land degradation (DLD). NEAMSP maps out activities taken by multi-stakeholders to combat DLD in the subregion and provides a platform to share information and stimulate cooperation among stakeholders in six areas, including: land restoration and ecosystem services; capacity building; integration of DLD into socio-economic development and resilience; resource mobilization; stakeholder engagement; and awareness raising.

Focusing on the new stakeholders and innovative approaches emerged in the DLD community in recent years, this event aims to share and discuss how some of the institutional, financing and technological innovations could be scaled up through bi- and multi-lateral cooperation in and beyond the subregion towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially target 15.3 for a land degradation-neutral world (LDN).

Following to this multi-stakeholder event, a consultation meeting(by invitation only) will be organized to review the DLD work at national and subregional levels, discuss potential activities to be carried out by NEASPEC, and identify possible arrangements with relevant mechanisms.

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