Union Environment Minister delivers the National Statement at the 15th Session of the Conference of Parties of UNCCD

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The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change addressed the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Côte d’Ivoire.

What is the UNCCD Conference of the Parties(COP)?

The UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP) was established by the Convention as its main decision-making body.

It is made up of governments and organizations such as the European Union and is responsible for guiding the Convention so that it can respond to global challenges and national needs. 

The COP has been meeting biennially since 2001 and has held 14 sessions. 

Note: India had hosted the 14th session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in 2019 in New Delhi.

What is COP 15?

Held at: Côte d’Ivoire 

Focus Areas: Drought, land restoration, and related enablers such as land rights, gender equality and youth empowerment are among the top items on the Conference agenda.

Theme: ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’.

What are the key highlights from India’s address at UNCCD COP15?

Developed countries should take the lead in reducing carbon emissions drastically as they have contributed the most to global warming historically and even at present.

There is a need to urgently reduce the profligate emissions driven by the high consumption lifestyle of a global minority among countries,

It is critical to ensure the flow of public finance into natural resource management to halt the deteriorating state of the environment.

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Source: The post is based on the article Union Environment Minister delivers the National Statement at the 15th Session of the Conference of Parties of UNCCDpublished in PIB on 11th May 2022.

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