Around 200 countries and more than 5,000 representatives will come together to deliberate upon challenges like desertification, degradation of land and drought.
It s indeed noteworthy that one third of the planet’s land, around 400 crore hectare is affected by desertification which in turn impacts 25 crore people.
The conference assumes special significance for New Delhi as the problem is acute in India with around 29% of its area being affected by desertification and land degradation .
The conference will evaluate the progress made in the last 2 years to combat desertification and land degradation.
COP14 will not only focus on land management and improving the affected eco systems but also delve upon the regional, national and global means available to tackle this issue.
A Delhi Declaration on the issue is also expected to be announced.