Regional consultation meeting, Syria

15 Sep 2010

Damascus-  Under the Patronage of H.E. Dr Kawkab Soubah Dayeh, the Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, The United Nations Development Programme is organizing a Regional Consultation Meeting on “Climate Change Impacts in the Arab Region – Water Scarcity, Drought and Population Mobility” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus.

 

The consultation will bring together over 90 participants. Speakers and participants include experts and policymakers representing 17 Arab countries, regional institutions including the League of Arab States, and international organizations namely the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Organization for Migration, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

The expected outcomes of the meetings include recommendations for activities and policies that respond to climate priorities, an expansion of the local and regional knowledge base related to climate change, and the mobilization of key actors to establish momentum for raising the climate challenge to the highest levels of national and regional research and policy.

 

Contact Information

 For more information, please contact: Malak Atkeh, Media & Communications: Syriamct@undp.org

Tel. +963 11 6129811 ext. 226 Fax: +963 11 6114541 UNDP Website: http://www.undp.org.sy/

United Nations Development Programme, Damascus, Syria