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India to host 14th conference of Parties, 197 countries expected to participate

“The 14th session of COP will stress on three crucial issues..desertification, land degradation and drought,” Javadekar says while addressing the media persons.

“Due to the extreme weather conditions in the country, India had launched ‘soil health card’ which has benefitted as many as 14 crore farmers, Javadekar added.

Ahead of COP-14, Minister also launched “Bonn Challange”, a maiden project to lay emphasis on India’s capacity for forest landscape restoration.

The 3.5 years maiden phase will be implemented in the states of Haryana, M.P., Maharashtra, Nagaland and Karnataka.

Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Convention to combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UN Under Secretary – General was also present at the press conference.

Javadekar says that the global conference will have regular dialogues and high- level meetings.

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