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DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT DAY: UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME CALLS FOR BETTER MANAGEMENT OF LAND

DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT DAY

A high-level panel, bringing together some of the world’s most influential political leaders in the environmental field will be debating today on what the post-COVID19 recovery strategy might look like.

This is to mark Desertification and Drought Day, with the theme, it’s Time #ForNature.

With returning to normal not regarded as an option, focus of the discussion will include nature and environmental issues in plans to build back better and how the protection or restoration of the environment will be incentivized. 

According to the UN Development Programme, UNDP, every minute, earth loses 23 hectares of arable soil to land degradation, adding that by healing the soil, the world’s poorest farmers could grow 20 million tons of grain for #ZeroHunger.

Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, Andersen Inger calls for re-commitment to manage the land better, restore ecosystems and pave the way to the decade of true action for sustainable development