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At UN Climate Summit, green funds, collective commitment in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

On September 23, when the world meets at the UN Climate Summit in New York, world leaders will speak about their commitment to preventing dangerous climate change impacts by keeping global temperature rise under two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. At the same time...

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In Delhi, laying the groundwork for more sustainable land investment

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

Executives from leading agribusiness and industrial companies pledged at a United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification meeting in Delhi this week to work toward more sustainable food and land use, including through an emphasis on soil health, value chain...

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PM raises India’s target to restore degraded land to 26 million hectares by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised India’s target for restoring degraded land from its earlier target of 21 million hectares (MH) to 26 million hectares (MH) by 2030. The announcement was made by PM Modi while speaking at the high level segment at 14th session of Conference...

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Adityanath chairs meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday held a meeting with senior officials of the state government to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Uttar Pradesh Vision - 2030. The Chief Minister directed all the nodal officers to prepare a concrete...

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Need People Movement To Tackle Land Desertification: Prakash Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2019

Tackling the global threat of land desertification has to be a people's movement, said Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at a bilateral meeting with China on Sunday. The desertification refers to the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a...

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Economics of land degradation: the significance of India’s new environment targets

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

On the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD 2019), India elaborated on its plans for managing its natural resources, undertaking sustainable land management and combating droughts. The highlighted actions are expected to help India meets its overall target of...

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Climate change threatens to tear ecosystems apart, warns Amazon rainforest expert

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

Climate change is threatening our wildlife, and nowhere is that more apparent than the Amazon rainforest. As the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon spans 2.3 million square miles (twice the size of India) and has within its borders the world’s largest river basin. It...

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Climate change report offers food for thought

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report on Climate Change and Land on Aug. 8, 2019. This report discusses climate change desertification, sustainable land management and food security. The summary for policy makers, totaling 43 pages, provides insight...

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Achieving Global Consensus on How to Slow Down Loss of Land

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

Expectation are high, perhaps too high, as the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP 14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) now into the third day of its two-week session being held outside the smog-filled Indian capital of New Delhi. At the...

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India experiences 45 pc coastal erosion, gets special importance in UNCCD

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

Conference of Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to combat desertification (UNCCD) was held on Monday in New Delhi, where India took the presidency for the next two years. The primary focus of COP14 is desertification and degradation of land while aiming to add...

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