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World Day To Combat Desertification And Droughts

World Day To Combat Desertification And Droughts:

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on 17th of June.

  • On this day, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) organized Desertification and Drought Day.
  • The Union Minister released Forest Stewardship Council’s Forest Stewardship Standard for India (FSC FSSI).
  • FSC is a globally recognized certification system which sets criteria for audit of companies associated with timber related products.
  • It is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and cooperation at all levels.
  • This Year’s Theme: Rising up from drought together.
  • It emphasizes the need for early action to avoid disastrous consequences for humanity and the planetary ecosystems.

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