NEW DELHI, INDIA, September 9 -- The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) opened on September 9, 2019 in New Delhi, India.
Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China made a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of COP14. He raised suggestions to combat desertification worldwide, including widely mobilizing social communities to join in and promote scientific desertification control through creative mechanism; insisting on green development and making a balance between ecological conservation and industry development; improving the effectiveness of desertification control by strengthening protection and rehabilitation; deepening exchanges and cooperation, as well as promoting co-construction and sharing.
And at a ministerial-level side event hosted by Chinese delegation on September 8, 2019, Mr. Zhang representing Chinese government expressed that Chinese government would actively and effectively promote desertification control through south-south cooperation. There are over 100 delegations from 30 economies and NGOs attended the side event.
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