Global Initiative to Reduce Land Degradation And Coral Reef Program

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  • September 21, 2020
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Global Initiative to Reduce Land Degradation And Coral Reef Program

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations & GS-III – Climate change

In news

  • The Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries took place through video conferencing.
  • Under the Presidency: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The launch of Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program were applauded. 
  • Two documents on climate change related to managing emissions and climate change adaptations were also launched.

Important value additions

The Global Initiative on Reducing Land Degradation 

  • It aims to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks to prevent, halt, and reverse land degradation within G20 member states and globally.

The Global Coral Reef R&D Accelerator Platform 

  • It is an innovative action-oriented initiative.
  • Aim: (1) To create a global research and development program; (2) To advance research, innovation and capacity building; (3) To enhance coral reefs conservation.

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