IFAD at UNCCD COP14
02 - 13 September 2019
The UNCCD’s Conferences of the Parties (COP) is the place where governments agree on strategic and effective land use and sustainable land management goals to ensure nature and ecosystems thrive. COP14 will focus on the critical gaps in land management and planning, but also on practical actions to ensure the successes we are achieving, which are becoming more evident on the biophysical level, increase human well-being everywhere.
Families and communities are losing their homes and sources of livelihoods, often from single instances of droughts, flash floods and forest fires. These negative impacts of unpredictable and extreme climatic conditions are now more frequent and intense in many parts of the world.
Today, over a million species are on the verge of extinction, threatening global food security, largely due to habitat loss and land degradation. Three out of every four hectares of land have been altered from their natural states and the productivity of about one in every four hectares of land is declining.
Poor land health is on the rise, and is impacting 3.2 billion people all over the world. Land degradation working in tandem with climate change and biodiversity loss may force up to 700 million people to migrate by 2050.
New Delhi, India
The United Nations Convention to Counteract Desertification (UNCCD) is reducing these impacts by promoting investment in the land to unlock opportunities for change, deliver hope and action, and help build a more sustainable path for the future.
Reversing land degradation and its outcomes while accelerating positive achievements for people and for ecosystems with a view to deliver on Sustainable Development Goals is the core agenda of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP14). COP14 takes place on 2-13 September 2019 at the India Mart and Expo, in the Greater Noida area of New Delhi, India.
The IFAD-GEF Advantage II: Linking smallholders and global environmental benefits
The Water Advantage: Seeking sustainable solutions for water stress
How to do note: Designing and implementing conservation agriculture of IFAD investments in sub-Saharan Africa
The Drylands Advantage: Protecting the environment, empowering people
Present in each continent and covering over 40 per cent of the earth, drylands generally refer to arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, and are home to more than 2 billion people.