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CSFD-EDN Indicators

In preparation of the first scientific-style conference titled "Bio-physical and socio-economic monitoring and assessment of desertification and land degradation, to support decision-making in land and water management" of the CST which will take place back to back with CCD COP-9 in late 2009, we invite you to review a first proposal of indicators as compiled under the coordination of Prof. Marc Bied-Charetton who is member in the Steering Committee of European DesertNet and Chair of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSDF).

As Chair and Co-chair of European DesertNet and on behalf of the Steering Committee and Advisory Board of European DesertNet we herewith invite you to provide your opinions on the attached lists of indicators. Your participation in this reviewing process is absolutely vital in order to guarantee that these lists are further completed. Your recommendations will be considered in the attached lists. In March 2009, revised versions of these lists will then be provided to the CST and the Dryland Science for Development Consortium (DSD) for their ongoing preparations for organising the first scientific-style conference in late 2009.

Your opinions should be sent directly to Ms Isabelle Amsallem, CSFD:amsallem@agropolis.fr.

We look forward to receiving your contributions,
Carlos San Juan Mesonada (Chair) and Mariam Akhtar-Schuster (Co-chair of European DesertNet)


Work material (PDF documents):

For instructions to work on the four lists of indicators read file:

 lettre_CSFD_EDN_def.pdf
  1. Local indicators that are relevant to assess local situations and are based mainly on field works:
     Local_Indicators_CSFD_090109.pdf

  2. National data for country characterization:
     National_Data_CSFD_090109.pdf

  3. National or sub-regional indicators classified according to the UNCCD objectives:
     National_Indicators_CSFD_090109.pdf

  4. Local indicators that are relevant to assess local situations and are based mainly on field works:
     Indice_CSFD_090109.pdf


Results of the consultation within CSFD and European DesertNet on indicators for COP-9

The results are the outcome of the instruction documents (see above documents)

  1. Results: UNCCD Types 1: Global indicators for assessment of the implementation of strategic objectives
    Selection after consultation with EDN members (European DesertNet) 23/04/2009
     Local_indicators_Matrice_Selection_230409.pdf

  2. Results: LOCAL LEVEL Nota Bene: These indicators listed below are exclusively local
    Selection after consultation with EDN members (European DesertNet) 23/04/2009
     Local_indicators_Selection_230409.pdf

  3. Results: NATIONAL LEVEL Nota Bene: some of these national indicators can also be used at local level (1)
    Selection after consultation with EDN members (European DesertNet) 23/04/2009
     National_indicators_Matrice_Selection230409.pdf

  4. Results: NATIONAL LEVEL Nota Bene: some of these national indicators can also be used at local level (2)
    Selection after consultation with EDN members (European DesertNet) 23/04/2009
     National_indicators_Selection_230409.pdf

  5. Results: National Statistics
    Selection after consultation with EDN members (European DesertNet) 23/04/2009
     National_statistics_230409.pdf