Land Degradation Current Affairs, GK & News

India attends Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity

On September 24, 2020, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change represented India at the Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity that was held virtually. The dialogue was hosted by China. Highlights The dialogue was conducted on Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth. The dialogue was held a ..

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Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program launched

The G20 Environment Ministers Meeting took place on September 16, 2020 as a part of the Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders’ Summit 2020. The summit was hosted by Saudi Arabia. Key Highlights In the meeting, The Global Initiative on Reducing Land Degradation was launched. Theme of the meeting has been selected as- “Realizing Opportunities ..

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June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Every year, the United Nations observes World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17. This year, the day is observed under the theme Theme: Food, Feed Fibre-The links between consumption and land Highlights The World Day to combat Desertification and Drought is observed focusing on changing public attitudes towards land degradation and desertification. ..

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May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

Every year, on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity is marked by the United Nations. The day highlights the biodiversity issues. This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Our Solutions are in nature Significance of the theme The theme emphasizes on solidarity, hope and importance of working together to ..

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Peatland Degradation

The United Nations recently released a report on the peatland systems and the danger of carbon emission due to their degradation. Peatlands Peatland systems are formed when partially degraded plant material accumulate in water-logged conditions over thousands of years. Peatlands constitute 3% of the earth’s surface but store about 30% of the soil carbon in ..

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