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Drought major obstacle in mitigating climate change: UNCCD

Drought is a villain which must be fought to mitigate climate change, said the environmentalists at the 14th conference on land desertification. Speaking at the COP 14 to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) where high level panelists observed Drought Preparedness Day, UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw said drought was a major obstacle in achieving sustainable development goals. Drought is a major obstacle to achieving sustainable development goal-15. We need to move faster in our fight against drought. Let us dust this villain, and mitigate climate change, said Thiaw in his opening remarks at the Drought Preparedness Day. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17 SDGs are integratedthat is, action in one area will affect outcomes in others, ..

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