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India will host COP14 of UNCCD

Current context: India for the first time will host the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
India will host COP14 of UNCCD
  • The 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) of UNCCD will be held from 2nd September in Greater Noida, India.
  • It will be a 12-day conference to discuss expertise in combating desertification, which is directly affecting 250 million people and a third of the earth's land surface.
  • ‘Reversing land degradation and its outcomes’ is the main agenda of the COP14, as it is estimated that about one-third of the world’s land is degraded and India accounts for 29%.
  • UNCCD was established in 1994 and works towards sustainable land management for linking issues of environmental & development to land agenda.
  • The UNCCD agreements are legally binding on the 196 member countries.
  • India had committed to restoring 13 million hectares of degraded/deforested land by 2020, and an additional 8 million hectares by 2030 in the previous edition of the COP.

Question: 

Q.1 Which country is host of the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)? a. China
b. Russia
c. USA
d. India
India will host COP14 of UNCCD India will host COP14 of UNCCD Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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