13 September, 2019
For the last two weeks, India has been hosting the meeting of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. A major global agreement on issues related to land, the convention (UNCCD) seeks to address the phenomenon of desertification, the process through which fertile and productive land becomes degraded and unfit for useful activities like agriculture.
Why is desertification a concern?
What is the Convention to combat Desertification?
India and UNCCD:
National action programmes:
What changes can be expected on the basis of CCD meeting?
A meeting of UNCCD is not expected to come up with any heading-grabbing decision.
The discussions at the CCD have so far remained technical, mainly focusing on the kinds of activities that can be undertaken degraded landed 2030.
Approximately 80 per cent of the world's extremely poor live in rural areas and land degradation has become an important factor in rural poverty. Nearly three billion 38 per cent of the global population lived in dry lands, according to the report.
Source: Indian Express
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