UNCCD Current Affairs, GK & News

Key Findings of ‘Drought in Numbers, 2022’ report

“Drought in Numbers, 2022” report was presented recently by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The report involves the collection of data on the effects of droughts globally and how droughts can be mitigated. What did the report say about India? According to the report, many regions in India are vulnerable to drought. ..

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Conference of the Parties (COP15) of UNCCD

The 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is being held from 9th May to 20th May 2022. Where is the COP 15 taking place? Abidjan, a city in Cote d’Ivoire. What is the theme of COP 15? Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to ..

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What is Great Green Wall Initiative?

The Great Green Wall for Sahel and Sahara Initiative recently received 14 billion USD funds at the recent One Planet Summit for Biodiversity. The funding is to be used to restore degraded land, strengthen resilience, create green jobs and protect biodiversity. Among the financiers, the World Bank has committed 5 billion USD, African Development Bank ..

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India marks the beginning of “Super Year of Biodiversity” with CMS COP 13

The year 2020 has been nick named as “Super Year” by global advocacy groups including the United Nations. This has been done to highlight 21 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their targets. India marks the “Super Year of Biodiversity” with the Conservation of Migratory Species Conference of Parties 13. The year includes UN summit in ..

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India to host COP-14 of UNCDD in September 2019

For the first time ever India will be hosting the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP-14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September 2019, to address the issue of land degradation and desertification. Key Highlights Presidency: India will be taking over the COP presidency from China for the next two years ..

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Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of UNCCD held in New Delhi

The Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), jointly hosted by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and UNCCD was held in New Delhi. The four day workshop aimed at building capacity of Asia-Pacific Region to monitor and report on land degradation. It was attended by delegates from ..

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