The declaration carries an motion plan to save lots of the planet from shedding extra land. (Representational)
The world wants to contemplate land-based options for local weather motion and biodiversity to realize the long-term objectives of the Paris Settlement, mentioned the Delhi Declaration adopted by over 190 international locations on Friday.
The declaration, a two-page doc, was introduced by the taking part international locations on the 14th Convention of Events (COP 14) to the United Nations Conference to Fight Desertification (UNCCD) with an motion plan to save lots of the planet from shedding extra land.
The events to the declaration additionally invited improvement companions, worldwide monetary mechanisms, non-public sector and different stakeholders to spice up investments and technical assist for the implementation of the conference.
“Promote opportunities that support, as appropriate and applicable, the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and the development of an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework, taking into consideration land-based solutions for climate action and biodiversity conservation and the mutually supportive implementation of the three Rio conventions,” the doc mentioned.
The three conventions had been fashioned in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
UNCCD government secretary, Ibrahim Thiaw mentioned the Delhi Declaration is a “powerful” doc and lists the vital takeaways from the conference.
“My first takeaway is that there is a clear link between land, climate and biodiversity. Carbon belongs to the soil and should not have been emitted. Secondly, we need investments on land restoration,” he mentioned.
“Thirdly, the issue of drought was taken up seriously at the convention and lastly, that land restoration will not happen without putting people first,” he added.
The 2-week-long COP 14, which commenced on September 2, concluded on Friday. Over 190 international locations and greater than eight,000 representatives, delegates, NGOs and others participated within the conference.
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