World Day to Combat Desertification: Land Belongs to the Future – Let’s Climate Proof it!
Date: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET (13:00 – 16:30 GMT or convert time)
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The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The theme of 2014 WDCD is ecosystem-based adaptation. With the slogan “Land Belongs to the Future, Let’s Climate Proof It”, the day highlights the benefits of mainstreaming sustainable land management policies and practices into our collective response to climate change.
This year, the global observance event will be held at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., United States, on Tuesday, 17 June. As decisions on climate change resilience and sustainable development are due to be taken at the global level next year, it is important that we are all aware of the significance of sustainable land management to cope with climate change and other global environmental challenges. We look forward to your active engagement in the observance event in promoting the importance of sustainable land management for achieving the future we want.
The event is organized by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and hosted at the World Bank in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), TerrAfrica and Connect4Climate.