The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022.

The COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity', is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations. 

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On 12 May, UNCCD COP15 will see a Food Day titled "Seeds of Change for a Nature Positive Future". The UNCCD COP15 Food Day - Seeds of Change for a Nature-Positive Future will focus on cross-cutting policy responses spanning multiple global agreements, the interdependence of food system demand-side drivers and supply chains, and capacity to deliver a coherent suite of on-the-ground actions. It will help countries, organisations and the science community to develop stronger plans to achieve the UNCCD Land Degradation Neutrality targets and Nationally Determined Contributions of the UNFCCC Paris Climate Agreement, and work towards an ambitious post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework under the UNCBD. Find more detail about this here.