UNCCD will have a major presence at the upcoming Earth Day Week on 20-25 April 2020. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Earth Day, artists and speakers from all over the world will come together for free online public events.
On Wednesday 22 April, Land Ambassador Ricky Kej will join forces with UNCCD, WWF, United Nations Climate Change, UNICEF, UNESCO – MGIEP and the Earth Day Network to perform a mega-concert online to support the World Health Organization (WHO) and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The concert featuring 44 fantastic musicians from six countries including another Land Ambassador Baaba Maal will stream on UNCCD Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube at 8 pm IST/4:30 pm CET/8:00 pm EST.
On Thursday 23 April, UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw will give a keynote speech to present climate solutions in food and agriculture. Agriculture is part of the climate crisis – and can be a part of the climate action. The agricultural sector is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases but also has the potential to sequester billions of tonnes of carbon through reducing livestock emissions and increasing soil health. Our eating habits, and the way we produce food, hold the key to a carbon positive future. Hungry for insights? Join in at 3 pm CET 9 am EST.