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B&R countries fight against desertification

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Added On September 12, 2017

Countries along the Belt and Road launched a cooperation framework to fight against desertification on Sunday.
 
The framework was set up on the sidelines of the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE) ZHANG JIANLONG, Head of State Forestry Administration 
The framework will help members cooperate on financing, sharing information, training, and learning from each other through example projects. The effort will contribute to the cessation of land degradation and the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
 
The framework can also raise fund by setting up public equity funds, donation and public-private-partnership.
 
Last year, China and the UNCCD launched a joint action initiative to combat desertification and rehabilitate degraded land along the Belt and Road. 
 
The initiative spans Eurasia linking China, Middle East, Europe, Africa by ancient silk-road routes.