Twitter Live event with Sadhguru and Ibrahim Thiaw
Bonn, Germany – UNCCD will host a live event on Twitter on Monday, 18 November at 11:30AM (UTC+1) with Sadhguru and UNCCD Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, who will discuss how land users, governments and the civil society can collaborate to promote sustainable land management globally.
After his active participation in the UNCCD fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) in India last September, Sadhuguru will be visiting the UNCCD secretariat to present the projects undertaken by him and the Isha Foundation – a civil society organization recently accredited by UNCCD – to address land degradation in India. During COP14, the UNCCD Parties agreed that humanity has a responsibility to find equitable solutions for the poorest in our societies while adopting a values-based approach to land stewardship, rooted in the respect for nature and the resources it provides.
Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary. He has been named one of India’s 50 most influential people, whose work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through transformational programmes. Sadhguru has been an engaging voice at major global forums addressing issues of socioeconomic development, leadership and spirituality. Sadhguru has also initiated large-scale projects focused on social revitalization, education and the environment, that gave millions of people the means to overcome poverty, improve quality of life and achieve community-based sustainable development.
His Rally For Rivers, a nationwide campaign to implement sustainable long-term policy changes to revitalize India’s severely depleted rivers, became the largest environmental campaign in history with over 162 million supporters.
Another historic initiative launched by Sadhguru in September 2019 is Cauvery Calling – an economic plan with significant ecological impact. Farmers in southern India’s severely distressed Cauvery river basin will receive support to plant and grow 2.4 billion trees, transitioning to agroforestry, raising their incomes by 300-800 per cent and revitalizing the river which supports the livelihood of 84 million people.