2021 UN Desertification and Drought Day

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The 2021 Desertification and Drought Day on 17 June will focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes and increases food security. It helps biodiversity to recover. It locks away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth, slowing climate change. It can also lessen the impacts of climate change and underpin a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will work with the Ministry of Environment (MINAE) of Costa Rica, the host of the global observance, to encourage households, communities, private sector and countries to have a better relationship with nature as we recover from COVID-19

09:00 14:30
  • Musical performances by Malpais and Over the Border
  • Video greetings from high-level officials and celebrities
  • Dialogue with World Wildlife Fund on green economic recovery and its impact on ecosystems and the global food system
  • 2021 Land for Life Award ceremony
  • Panel: Women and Land-based Economic Recovery
  • Stories of restoration, land and recovery from India, Canada, Indonesia, Kenya and Costa Rica
  • Music workshop by Land Ambassadors with hip-hop artist Konshens and Land Heroes
  • Children’s programme #Kids4Land
  • Film screening: It’s All About Land and Kiss The Ground

Watch the programme:

  • UNDRR and UNCCD launch of GAR Special Report on Drought 2021
  • High-level event hosted by the President of Costa Rica (watch video)
  • Talk show co-produced with the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (watch video)
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