Local and Regional Governments Day

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is organising a ‘Local and Regional Governments Day’ in partnership with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, on the 7th of September, 2019. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is also supporting this event, which will be attended by mayors from India and across the globe.

The event is part of the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP14), which will take place from the 2nd to the 13th of September, 2019 at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida, India.

The ‘Local and Regional Governments Day’ aims to provide a unique platform to key stakeholders, especially policy makers and local and regional governments to come together and deliberate upon actions to tackle land degradation. It will be a great opportunity for Indian cities to interact with their global peers to understand the linkage between land degradation and urbanisation, and the solutions needed to address this pressing issue.

About 100 to 150 delegates are expected to attend the event, including about 40 to 50 mayors and senior city government officials from India as well as many other countries.

The outcomes of this dialogue will feed into the High Level Roundtable, scheduled to be held on the 9th of September, 2019 at the COP14 session on “Rural and Urban Communities: failing or flourishing together”.

The agenda of the event will be released soon on our website.

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