India Will Host the UNCCD COP14
India will host the next global conference on desertification, land degradation and drought at the Vigyan Bhavan Conference Centre in New Delhi from 7 to 18 October 2019. For the first time, participants from 197 parties will have access to Earth Observation Data, gathered since 2000 from 120 of the 169 countries affected by land degradation and desertification.
“India is one of the countries affected by desertification, and is facing new challenges, among which are recurrent droughts and dust and sand storms. The country has tremendous potential to turn these challenges into opportunities through improved land use and management, and to provide the leadership the world needs to take bold actions,” says Monique Barbut, the Executive Secretary of UNCCD in Bonn.