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IPCC Special Report on Land to Add Impetus to UNCCD COP 14 Negotiations

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

Preparations are underway for the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which takes place from 2-13 September 2019 in New Delhi, India. Several recently released global assessments, including the...

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

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

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...

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World will need 50% more food by 2050, but yields may decline by 30%: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Food security will be hit sharply due to climate change and land degradation as global demand will increase by 50 per cent, but yields may decline by 30 per cent by 2050, said a global report released at the ongoing conference of parties. The report, prepared by the Global...

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Climate change report offers food for thought

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report on Climate Change and Land on Aug. 8, 2019. This report discusses climate change desertification, sustainable land management and food security. The summary for policy makers, totaling 43 pages, provides insight...

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Godrej urges industry to focus on water recycling

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

“Climate change is not just a crisis of our time but also of our future,” Chairman Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Chairman, Jamshyd N Godrej said Saturday. Delivering the 8th C K...

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As India's tribals await SC hearing, IPCC recognises forest dwellers’ role in climate change mitigation

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

Recognising land tenures of indigenous communities and their management rights over forests can help tackle climate change, according to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

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