Land Degradation Current Affairs - 2020

G20: Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef Programme launched

On September 16, 2020, the G20 Environment Ministers Meet was held virtually. India was represented by the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the meet. The meeting was held as a part of Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders Summit, 2020. Key Highlights The Global Initiative on reducing land degradation was launched at the meet. Read More…

June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Every year, the United Nations observes World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17. This year, the day is observed under the theme Theme: Food, Feed Fibre-The links between consumption and land Highlights The World Day to combat Desertification and Drought is observed focusing on changing public attitudes towards land degradation and desertification. Read More…

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

Every year, on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity is marked by the United Nations. The day highlights the biodiversity issues. This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Our Solutions are in nature Significance of the theme The theme emphasizes on solidarity, hope and importance of working together to Read More…

December 5: World Soil Day

The World Soil Day was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2013. It was officially adopted through a resolution at the 68th UN General Assembly. Since then every year, the World Soil Day is marked on December 5 by the United Nations all over the world. Theme: Stop Soil Read More…

PM raises India’s target to restore degraded land to 26 million hectares by 2030

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised India’s target for restoring degraded land from its earlier target of 21 million hectares (MH) to 26 million hectares (MH) by 2030. The announcement was made by PM Modi while speaking at the high level segment at 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Convention to Combat Read More…