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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.

Location

New Delhi, India

Event Website

UNCCD website


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