Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2013

The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (July 7-11, 2013) explored the potential of sustainable land management as a driver of peace, development and climate change mitigation by bringing together individuals, governments, international organizations, NGOs and business in a unique environment.

Convened by Luc Gnacdja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Ambassador Mohamed Sahnoun in Caux – a mountain village 1000 meters above Lake Geneva in Switzerland – the Dialogue concluded with a flourish following 4 days of inspiring speeches, informational workshops and a rich opportunity to meet fellow experts on drylands agriculture, land management and conflict resolution/peacebuilding initiatives.

‘It is no coincidence that more than 75% of the world’s conflicts occur in dryland areas – home to only 35% of the world’s population.’ – Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and Ambassador for IUCN’s Plant a Pledge – the biggest restoration initiative the world has ever seen.