Six consensuses reached at Kubuqi International Desert Forum

Updated: 2023-08-28 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

The Ninth Kubuqi International Desert Forum came to a close in Hanggin Banner of Ordos city on Aug 27.

Participants at the forum engaged in extensive discussions and explorations around the theme "Technology-Empowered Desert Control for the Benefit of Mankind."

During the closing ceremony, the Ninth Kubuqi International Desert Forum released six consensuses, which call for international collaboration to utilize the benefits of deserts for humanity.

Representatives at the forum agreed that desertification is a global ecological issue that profoundly impacts human survival, development, health, and security.

Strengthening comprehensive desertification prevention and control is a crucial prerequisite for sustainable development in desert regions. Sandstorms know no borders, and no single country can tackle this challenge alone.

The Kubuqi Desert control initiative upholds the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature, as well as integrated protection and systematic governance of mountains, rivers, forests, farmland, lakes, grasslands, and deserts.

It has established a model that involves government policy support, investment from businesses, continuous technological innovation, and open sharing of achievements.

It has become a typical case of systematic and sustainable desertification control worldwide, providing valuable experience for effectively addressing desertification challenges globally and promoting green development.

Technological innovation, knowledge sharing, and technology transfer are crucial for promoting ecological restoration.

All parties are committed to implementing the spirit of the three global initiatives – Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative, and Global Civilization Initiative – by engaging in experience sharing, capacity building, and cooperation through demonstration projects.

Through the exchange of scientific desert control and green development experiences, they aim to contribute to achieving the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.