Economy “Avoiding the risk of land degradation is fundamental to any response to climate change” Updated : July 18, 2019 04:27 PM IST The 14th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will be held in New Delhi this year. Lead scientist Barron Orr, an expert on land degradation processes and social dimensions of natural resource management will be leading the UNCCD scientific team during the negotiations at the CoP. In this interview Orr talks details the UNCCD’s efforts to tackle the pressing issues of land loss and degradation and what he hopes will be achieved at this international event. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.