UNCCD COP14 - New Delhi Declaration
02-12-2019 15:56 IST

Source : https://www.unccd.int/conventionconference-parties-cop/cop14-2-13-september-new-delhi-india

The Conference adopted the Delhi Declaration in which parties expressed commitment for a range of issues, including gender and health, ecosystem restoration, taking action on climate change, private sector engagement, Peace Forest Initiative and recovery of 26 million hectares of degraded land in India.

Delhi Declaration : 

UNCCD COP14 agreed on 36 decisions to ramp up and elaborate further action on the ground to ensure that the Convention’s goals for 2018-2030 are achieved. At the closing of COP14, UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw shared these takeaway messages:

  • Land restoration is the cheapest solution to climate change and biodiversity loss
  • Land restoration makes business sense if regulations and incentives to reward investment are in place
  • Drought preparedness and response are critical in the face of climate change
  • To put people first is to ensure gender balance, engage youth, secure land rights

Closing Statement :