Delegation From Bhutan Attended UNCCD COP14 In India
Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Yeshey Penjor led a delegation to the high-level segment of the UNCCD COP14, which was held from September 9 to 10 in India.
By Staff Reporter | Kuensel
Bhutan is committed to ensure its sustainable management of land resources and called upon all international partners to adequately support its efforts during the ministerial round-table discussions of the 14th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP14).
Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Yeshey Penjor led a delegation to the high-level segment of the UNCCD COP14, which was held from September 2 to 13 in India.
“Bhutan is committed to remain carbon neutral and emphasises on the critical requirement to transition to a clean energy economy,” he said.
Aims of organising the UNCCD COP14 in India
The UNCCD COP14 was attended by about 8,000 delegates, including 93 ministers from 196 countries; Intergovernmental organisations; Special and UN Agencies; Civil Society organisations; and media personnel.
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The event was organised to identify viable solutions to the growing challenges of desertification, land degradation, and drought.
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was adopted in Paris in 1994 to be a legally binding document for fighting desertification through sustainable land management, and has been ratified by 196 countries and the European Union (EU).
Talk on organic agriculture
Meanwhile, the Lyonpo represented the Prime Minister at the event on – ‘The Mainstreaming of Organic Agriculture and Agro-ecology in the Himalaya Region. Policy Context in Bhutan, India, and Nepal’ on September 6.
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The press release states that the Lyonpo delivered talks on Bhutan’s experience in promoting organic agriculture and highlighted the successful organic agriculture initiatives in Bhutan.
In addition, the Lyonpo also held several bilateral meetings with officials from India.
“The Minister of Forest Service of the Republic of Korea, Jachyum Kim also met with the Lyonpo and expressed interest to learn more about Bhutan’s success story in its forests and environment conservation,” a press release stated.
This article first appeared in Kuensel and has been edited for Daily Bhutan.