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The United Nations world water development report 2021: valuing water

The theme of World Water Day 2021 (22/03/2021) is valuing water. The 2021 World Water Development Report on “Valuing Water” assesses the current status of and challenges to the valuation of water across differing sectors and perspectives and identifies ways in which valuation can be promoted as a tool help achieve sustainability. How do you […]

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CRIC 19 CSO final statement

The nineteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 19) to the UNCCD was held online from 15 to 19 March 2021. The CRIC 19 reviewed the effective implementation of the Convention at national, subregional and regional levels, including updates on the voluntary land degradation neutrality target setting […]

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DNI General Assembly held its biannual session

On 22 February 2021 DNI General Assembly successfully held its biannual session online. The Agenda for the meeting was as follows: Session I: Welcoming remarks Opening of the Sixth General Assembly of DNI Welcome by DNI Chair Session II: Outcomes of the DNI elections DNI election process and its results Proclamation and inauguration of the […]

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2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2021 Global Climate Action Awards , which recognises the world’s most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of action to tackle climate change.   Who can apply? Organisations, cities, businesses, schools, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change. […]

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The One Planet Summit for biodiversity was held on 11 January 2021 in Paris

France, together with the United Nations and the World Bank, has organised the “One Planet Summit” for biodiversity, which was on 11 January 2021 in Paris. The Summit  brought together heads of state and government, leaders of international organisations, financial institutions, companies and NGOs, all ready to demonstrate that their commitments are leading to concrete […]

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The 4 per 1000 initiative. Meeting December 2019, Madrid, Spain.

Agricultural soils can play an important role not only for food security but also for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Initiative launched by France (December 2015) at COP 21 is intended to engage the public and private sectors under this framework. The Third “4 per 1000 Initiative Day” was held in Madrid, on the […]

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UNCCD COP.14 was held in New Delhi, India from 2 to 13 September 2019

Approximately 6000 participants attended the meeting. The Parties to the Convention agreed on actions to further implement the Convention’s goals for 2018-2030 for furthering sustainable development by combatting land degradation and showing pragmatic ways to enhance resilience to droughts. Over 30 decisions were taken at the Conference which can be found here: https://www.unccd.int/sites/default/files/sessions/documents/2019-10/cop23add1%20-%20advance%20new.pdf  The Conference […]