The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) secretariat, on behalf of the partner organizations, is coordinating a Joint Meeting on the Economics of Land Degradation and Adoption of Sustainable Land Practices, which will take place on 1-2 October 2012, in Brussels, Belgium. The two-day meeting will bring together invited academics, political decision makers and actors from the private sector to provide for inter-sectoral discussions in the course of the ELD initiative. Discussions will focus on the valuation of land and land-based ecosystem services in supporting decision-making in the process of economical, environmental and social sustainable development. The meeting is jointly organized by the ELD Secretariat and the United Nations University (UNU-INWEH) and will be funded by the German Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the European Commission. The latter will also be hosting the meeting.
dates: 1-2 October 2012 location: Brussels, Belgium contact: ELD Secretariat phone: +49 228 24 93 4-400 fax: +49 228 24 93 4-215 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://eld-initiative.org/index.php?id=51&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=20&cHash=7858dfc4b8fd69c6f34fb2f39faed2fb