Mexico: Regional Meeting on Fighting Desertification, Drought
- Submitted by: manso
- 09 / 07 / 2011
By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. Mexico City, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Actions to fight desertification and drought in the region will be discussed Tuesday during the 14th UN meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean on those global problems.
The meeting will promote cooperation projects and assess soil degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mexico acknowledges the combat against desertification and drought as a mainstay of adapting to climate change.
It is also working on reducing greenhouse gases, as well as the conservation and sustainable use of the country's vast biological diversity.
The event also seeks to strengthen the region's position at the 10th Conference of Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, to be held in October.