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17th of June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought


United for Land: Our Legacy. Our Future”

Consortis joins forces with the global community to combat desertification and drought. These phenomena threaten ecosystem balance, agriculture, and water resources, affecting millions of lives worldwide. Every second, an area equivalent to four football fields of healthy land degrades, resulting in a total of 100 million hectares degraded each year. 

Desertification is not just a natural disaster; it is a call to action for sustainable land management and water conservation. Together, we can restore degraded lands, support communities, and protect our planet for future generations.

This year’s Desertification and Drought Day focuses on the future of land stewardship. It is more important than ever to engage present and future generations to halt and reverse these alarming trends and meet global commitments to restore 1 billion hectares of degraded land by 2030. ( ) The theme for this year’s Day — “United for Land: Our Legacy. Our Future.”  aims to mobilize all parts of society in support of sustainable land stewardship.

June 17, 2024, will also mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) — the only legally binding international treaty on land management and drought, one of the three Rio Conventions alongside climate change and biodiversity.

Ibrahim Thiaw, UNCCD Executive Secretary, states: “Up to 40% of the world’s land is already degraded, affecting close to half of humanity. Yet, solutions are available. Land restoration lifts people out of poverty and builds resilience to climate change. It is time to unite for land and show a red card to land loss and degradation worldwide.” ( )

At Consortis, we are committed to promoting sustainability and contributing to environmental protection. Share your stories, spread awareness, and take action so that together, we can make a difference. Together, we can reverse the trend and create a greener, more sustainable world.