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UNCCD COP14: India confirms to end single use plastic

UNCCD COP14: India confirms to end single use plastic

India is hosting the UNCCD COP14 from September 2 to September 13.

The conference, being held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, is aimed at adding to the global discourse on environmental issues, especially those relating to land management.

Around 196 countries and 94 environment ministers are taking part in the mega event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a high-level segment meeting at the gathering at the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on 09 September and said that climate change was leading to land degradation of various kinds.

UNCCD

UNCCD is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

It was adopted in 1994 but came into force only in 1996.

It is the only internationally legally binding framework set up to address the problem of desertification.

The Convention is based on the principles of participation, partnership and decentralization—the backbone of Good Governance and Sustainable Development. It has 197 parties, making it near universal in reach.

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