Peace Forest Initiative

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News:The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to establish the Peace Forest Initiative(PFI).

Facts:

  • Peace Forest is an initiative of South Korea launched in 2019 during the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD in New Delhi, India.
  • Aim:To promote cooperation between countries to rehabilitate degraded land and forest in fragile and post-conflict locations while promoting peace and confidence.

Additional Facts:

UNCCD:

  • It is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.It was established in 1994 and it has 197 parties.