Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program launched at G20 EMM

The Global Initiative on Reducing Land Degradation and Coral Reef program was launched at the G20 Environment Ministers Meeting.
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Updated: Sep 17, 2020 07:31:45 pm

Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program launched at G20 EMM

17 September 2020 Current Affairs:The Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries was held through video conferencing under the Presidency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 16 September.  His Excellency Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, Chaired the Environment Ministers Meeting. Union Environment, Climate Change, and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar represented India. He discussed the significant steps taken by the Government of India (GoI) to protect the environment and forest and wildlife and combating pollution and climate change.

Highlights:
♦ The Global Initiative on Reducing Land Degradation and Coral Reef program was launched at the G20 Environment Ministers Meeting.
♦ The Program aims to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks to prevent, halt, and reverse land degradation within G20 member states and globally.
The program aims to account for possible implications on the achievement of other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and adhere to the principle without doing any harm.
♦ Global Coral Reef R&D Accelerator Platform is an innovative action-oriented initiative. 
♦ It aimed to create a global research and development (R&D) program to advance research, restoration, adaptation, innovation, and capacity building in all facets of coral reef conservation, and strengthen ongoing efforts and further degradation.
♦ Union Minister Prakash Javadekar highlighted the efforts made by the National Coastal Mission Programme of GoI. Under the initiative, many steps to protect and sustain coral reefs in the country have been taken. He also shared the efforts made by GoI to achieve land degradation neutrality and to attain global goals of climate change mitigation and adaptation. 
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