As the 10-day long COP 14 comes to end, participating countries decided to adopt the Delhi Declaration. COP 14 turned out to be a huge success with over 170 stakeholders participating in various meetings, holding discussions and finding solution to minimise economic and social consequences of land degradation.
While addressing the closing press conference, Union Minister for Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar said it was huge success and India is already taking steps towards land restoration.
Echoing the same sentiment as Javadekar on the success of COP 14, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, Ibrahim Thiaw spoke of the major takeaways from COP 14. He emphasised on the importance of land restoration and said it is directly linked with bio-diversity. He further said that the nations have understood the need for land restoration and will take measures for it.