Mushahidullah to attend conference on desertification



Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan arrived in Ordos, China to attend Conference under United Nations Framework Convention to Combat Desertification.

The COP-13 conference started on September 6 and will end on September 16, 2017, says a press release. The minister will attend high level segments on 11 and 12 September, 2017. The conference is on convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programmes that incorporate long term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

The convention, the only convention stemming from a direct recommendation of the Rio Conference’s Agenda 21, was adopted in Paris, France on June 17, 1994 and entered into force in December 1996. It is the only internationally legally binding framework set up to address to problem of desertification.