At the invitation of Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia Erik Grigoryan, Deputy Head of Bioresources Management Agency A. Vardevanyan and Head of Division of Management of Specially Protected Areas of Nature and Arboretums A. Aghasyan participated in the high-level segment of the thirteen session of the UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP 13) held in Ordos, China from 11-13 September 2017.
During the meeting there were held high-level round-table discussions and interactive dialogues among ministers, other officials.
In the course of the session the Parties to the UNCCD particularly discussed Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), its targets and activities as well as a number of intended determined contributions to specify land degradation neutrality (LDN). They also returned to emergency response mechanisms to address drought, sand and vast swathes.
RA First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection met with Minister of the Environment of Estonia holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and considered experience of Estonia in introducing online application for environmental licenses and permits.
E. Grigoryan had several meetings with various officials, agreement to the effect was reached on upcoming projects and cooperation, particularly:
At the end of the meeting First Deputy Minister alongside Regional Coordinator to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification summed up the documents over grant-supported project of USD 100 000 thousand to be executed in Armenia.
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