New Delhi, India – On the road to the Climate Action Summit, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-Genera Ms. Amina Mohammed, and the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India and President of COP14 Mr. Prakash Javedkar, hosted and co-chaired a high-level luncheon on land and climate on the margins of the UNCCD COP14. The event was co-facilitated by UNCCD and UNEnvironment.
The purpose of the event was to facilitate a leaders’ debate and create a dynamic scene for inspiration and interaction that could feed into the outcome of the Climate Action Summit, particularly the nature-based solutions track. The luncheon also aimed at establishing climate change resilience as the basis for stability and security. It would help create a new paradigm for enhanced resilience and global security founded on integration of land into decision-making. It would also forge a positive, actionable agenda on climate change, providing a potential supporting framework for ambitious 2020 review of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting is available here. The conclusions of the high-level luncheon will also inform the UN Climate Action Summit in New York and UNFCCC COP25.