About COP-14 India
Today, over a million species are on the verge of extinction which threatens global food security, largely due to habitat loss and land degradation. Three out of every 4 hectares of the land have been altered from their natural states and the productivity of about 1 in every 4 hectares of land is declining. Poor land health is on the rise and is impacting 3.2 billion people around the world. Land degradation working in tandem with climate change and biodiversity loss may force up to 700 million people to migrate by 2050.
Reversing land degradation and its outcome while accelerating positive achievements for people and for ecosystems with a view of delivering 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 (UNCCD COP14). COP14 will take place from 2nd to 13th September 2019 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida area of New Delhi, India.
Over 3,000 participants from all over the world are expected to participate in COP14. The Parties to the Convention will agree on the actions, each will take over the next two years and beyond to get us on a sustainable development path.
Ministers from 197 countries, scientists and representatives of national and local governments, non-governmental organizations, city leaders, private sector, industry experts, women, youth, journalists, faith and community groups will share their expertise and agree on the most viable solutions. New actions will be guided by an assessment of the outcomes of the decisions they took, two years ago.