CBCGDF Delegation Successfully Hosted a Side Event of UNCCD CoP14 in New Delhi, India
2019/9/9 11:36:00 本站

Hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) convened under the theme, “Restore Land, Sustain Future”. An estimated 5,000 participants from government, civil society, academic institutions and the private sector are expected to take part in the two-week meeting, which will also coincide with the 18th session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 18) and the 14th session of the UNCCD Committee on Science and Technology (CST 14).

 

COP 14 takes place two years following the adoption of the new UNCCD Strategic Framework (2018-2030) at COP 13 in Ordos, China. It will therefore provide parties with the first opportunity to review progress under the Convention’s five Strategic Objectives and provide initial input towards preparations for the midterm evaluation of the Strategic Framework in 2024. The review will draw on an initial set of 135 country reports that were submitted to CRIC 17 in January 2019, as well as relevant global studies, such as the 2018 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) assessment on land degradation and restoration.

 

A delegation from China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) led by its Secretary-General Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, arrived in New Delhi after a bumpy journey. In local time the afternoon of 7th September, CBCGDF delegation organized a side event smoothly. The event was themed on “Emerging Force for Desertification Solution in China: A Comprehensive Utilization Program for Biomass to Control Land Desertification and Promote Sustainable Land Development”. The honorable guest speakers invited by CBCGDF including: Dr. Zhou Jinfeng; Mr. Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre, former director of UNEP and Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC; Dr. Binoda Chandra Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer of the Department of Environment of the Government of the NCT of Delhi; Mr. Sun Rui, representative of CBCGDF EPNF (Enterpriser Photography Nature Fund), researcher of Tongchuan Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

 

With the participants from India and other countries, including stakeholders and NGOs, they hold discussions about the successful cases of desertification prevention, green finance and sustainable development in China, on topics causing major concern in the international community, including cooperation on desertification prevention in countries along the “Belt and Road”, climate change, poverty alleviation, innovation and development of green finance, and biodiversity and desertification control and so on.

 

CBCGDF delegation attended the 7th Kubuqi International Desert Forum (KIDF) from 26-28 July 2019. As the only large international forum in the world dedicated to promoting global desertification control and green economic development, the event of the KIDF has been recognized by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification as a platform for exchange and the promotion of ideas on global desertification control and green economic development.


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(Photo credit: CBCGDF)


By / Maggie