Prof. K. Kellner was invited to the second meeting of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI), 7-8 March 2015, and the fourth special session of the Committee on Sience and Technology (CST S-4), 9-12 March 2015, Cancun, Mexico

The secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) invited Prof. K. Kellner as a member of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI), to the 2nd meeting of the SPI and to the fourth special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4).  Both meetings will be held at the Conventions & Exhibitions Center in Cancun, Mexico, on 7-8 March 2015 respectively. The second meeting of the SPI will aim at the...

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Prof Klaus Kellner was a member in the Ad Hoc Working Group (AGSA) to further discuss the options for the provision of Scientific Advice – 5 June 2012

On the behalf of the Bureau of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST), In its meeting on 29-30 May 2012 in Bonn, Germany, the CST Bureau selected Prof. Kellner as one of the members of the Ad Hoc Working Group to further discuss the options for the provision of Scientific Advice (AGSA) Focusing on desertification / land degradation and drought issues, established by decision 20/COP.10.    

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Restoration of degraded arid and semi-arid rangelands in Southern Africa

Restoration of degraded arid and semi-arid rangelands in Southern Africa

A lecture given at the ‘Desert Restoration Bites – 6 Tales from 6 Continents’ conference hosted by the University of Greenwich on 8 January 2013. The conference, which brought together six world experts to provide first-hand accounts of the latest developments in dryland restoration, was organised as part of the EU-funded COST Action ES1104 ‘Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification: Setting up a Drylands and...

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Kellner is moderator at COP 17

Kellner is moderator at COP 17

Prof Klaus Kellner of the School of Environmental Sciences and Development at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University fulfilled an important role at the Climate Summit, COP17, in Durban. Kellner was invited to act as moderator during Land Day 5 on the deterioration of the field and the impact of climate change. Land Day 5 is aimed at getting policy makers to focus on the importance thereof to combat desertification. This is a...

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Kellner makes inputs at international level

Kellner makes inputs at international level

Prof. Klaus Kellner of the Potchefstroom Campus attended this meeting of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) along with scientists and decision makers of approximately 200 countries, in Busan, Republic of Korea. UNEP, the United Nations’ Environmental Programme, arranged the meeting to establish an independent platform where scientists and decision makers of national governments can...

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