UNCCD COP14: India to host 14th Conference of Parties COP-14 of UNCCD

UNCCD COP14 India to host 14th Conference of Parties COP-14 of UNCCD
UNCCD COP14: India to host 14th Conference of Parties COP-14 of UNCCD

UNCCD COP14: India to host 14th Conference of Parties COP-14 of UNCCD

The 12-day 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) under the theme “Restore land, Sustain future” at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, India.

India for the first time will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Primary functions of the COP is to review reports submitted by the Country Parties, detailing how they are carrying out their commitments.

It will see participation from at least 5,000 delegates from nearly 197 countries and will be held between September 2 and 14 in Delhi.

India will take over the COP presidency from China for the next two years till 2021 until the next COP.

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.

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