|Environment Minister holds bilateral meeting with China on Day 7 of COP 14|
Environment Minister holds bilateral meeting with China on Day 7 of COP 14
The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) held at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida; the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Prakash Javadekar held a bilateral meeting with China.
During the meeting, both countries discussed in length and explored opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the area of combating desertification within the framework of UNCCD.
India is the host country of UNCCD COP14 beginning from 2nd to 13th September 2019.
About United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD):
The UNCCD is an international agreement on good land stewardship. It helps people, communities and countries to create wealth, grow economies and secure enough food and water and energy, by ensuring land users have an enabling environment for sustainable land management. Through partnerships, the Convention’s 197 Parties set up robust systems to manage drought promptly and effectively. Good land stewardship based on a sound policy and science helps integrate and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, builds resilience to climate change and prevents biodiversity loss.
The Convention entered into force in December 1996. It is one of the three Rio Conventions along with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). India became a signatory to UNCCD on 14th October 1994 and ratified it on 17th December 1996.