New Delhi, India, 29 August 2019 – The Fourteenth Session of the Conference of Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification opens on Monday afternoon, 2 September 2019, in New Delhi, India, and ends Friday, 13 September 2019.
A press conference to present the expected outcomes will take place at 13:15 – 13:45 on Monday, 2 September, at the COP14 Press Conference Room (MET02) in the India Expo Mart and Exhibitions Center, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India. The event will also be webcast live.
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India, and Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification will preside over the event.
Issues on the COP14 agenda include, drought, land tenure, ecosystem restoration, climate change, health, sand and dust storms, cities of the future, financial investment, and the roles of youth, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.