COP-15 Convention on Biodiversity

The 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), concluded in May 2022 in Abidjan with a global pledge to boost drought resilience and invest in land restoration for future prosperity.

About COP15 of UNCCD

  • The COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity, is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.
  • COP15 will bring together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of one of our most precious commodities: land.
  • Land is the bedrock of a healthy, productive society, and COP15 will explore links between land and other key sustainability issues.

COP 15 is a key moment in the fight against desertification, land degradation and drought. It will build on the findings of the second edition of the Global Land Outlook and offer a concrete response to the interconnected challenges of land degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss as we step into the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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