Sadhguru Speaks at COP14 - UN Convention to Combat Desertification Gathering
In the midst of the blitzkrieg Cauvery Calling campaign, Sadhguru flew to Delhi to attend the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) on 9th & 10th September.
On 8th September, the UNCCD accredited Isha Outreach, acknowledging its potential to combat desertification and revitalize water resources and agriculture in the tropical world.
Welcome to #UNCCDCOP14 and the upcoming high-level interactive dialog on values-based approach to land stewardship that can help engage stakeholders, change mindsets about the true value of land and support implementation of UNCCD. #BringLife2Land @SadhguruJV https://t.co/rjnWVFBx37— UNCCD (@UNCCD) September 8, 2019
Sadhguru was invited as a guest speaker to address the august gathering on 9th September, along with Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
Sadhguru met prominent national and global change makers and environmental stalwarts, all of whom unanimously showed great support and encouragement for the ongoing Cauvery Calling campaign.
Sri @PrakashJavdekar ji, deeply appreciate your continued support to @rallyforrivers & #CauveryCalling. Your vision to increase green cover of India through agroforestry & commitment to relax tree felling & transit laws for wellbeing of our farmers & ecology is truly inspiring-Sg https://t.co/GGvwAGczEM— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) September 11, 2019
2:30pm - Naoko Ishii, CEO of Global Environment Facility, is all ears as @SadhguruJV explains the scale and scope of #CauveryCalling @India4Land #COP14. @NaokoIshiiGEF @theGEF @UNCCD #CauveryDiaries - Day 8https://t.co/vEqlSK49Df pic.twitter.com/HP1Rv0rAR3— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 10, 2019
Delighted to meet Director General of Forests, Siddhanta Das and Chairperson of National Green Tribunal, Justice Adarsh Kumar at #COP14. With increasing population pressure & depleting resources, the role of our environmental agencies is more important than ever before. -Sg pic.twitter.com/3JyuhqhRCX— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) September 11, 2019
Cristina Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity supports #CauveryCalling. @CristianaPascaP @UNBiodiversity #COP14 @India4Land @UNCCD #CauveryDiaries - Day 8https://t.co/vEqlSK49Df pic.twitter.com/DvhBBrxiTy— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 10, 2019
.@ibrahimthiaw, @UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the @UNCCD supports #CauveryCalling. #COP14 @India4Land #CauveryDiaries - Day 8https://t.co/vEqlSK49Df pic.twitter.com/9Y9QmB4WTy— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 10, 2019
Sadhguru discussed pressing environmental issues and shared his insight, wisdom and experience of working to meet these ecological challenges.
I was delighted to meet @SadhguruJV at #UNCCDCOP14. In so many areas we know what to do, we know it can be done, it is economically feasible, but it does not happen. I learnt about #CauveryCalling campaign. My great appreciation for the work @ishafoundation is doing. pic.twitter.com/O5mee6As23— Achim Steiner (@ASteiner) September 9, 2019
Mr. Sergio Costa, Italy’s Environment Minister greeted Sadhguru post his plenary session at COP14 today in Delhi, and expressed his deep appreciation. He is flanked by the Ambassador to India, Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni.#CauveryDiaries - Day 8 #CauveryCallinghttps://t.co/dv6vskYNms pic.twitter.com/OTLAFuhYux— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 10, 2019
.@SadhguruJV with delegates from Peru and Nicaragua who sought him out at #COP14 @UNCCD @India4Land convention in Delhi this morning.#CauveryDiaries - Day 7 #CauveryCallinghttps://t.co/eHf3bMQpNs pic.twitter.com/efQf1ugsEp— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 9, 2019
.@PradeepKMonga, Deputy Executive Secretary, @UNCCD, warmly greets @SadhguruJV at the #COP14 @India4Land Convention.#CauveryDiaries - Day 7 #CauveryCallinghttps://t.co/eHf3bMQpNs pic.twitter.com/5kHfzSSMfq— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 9, 2019
It was touching to see the amount of support that Cauvery Calling garnered at the conference.
.@SadhguruJV with Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Shri @PrakashJavdekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, today at @UNCCD #COP14 in Delhi. @ComradeRalph @IWNSVG @News_784 @moefcc @India4Land #CauveryDiaries - Day7 pic.twitter.com/w4jxCxo8zu— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 9, 2019
Senegalese Singer @baabamaal lends his support to #CauveryCalling. @India4Land #COP14 @UNCCD @UNDP_India— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 10, 2019
Thank you Sir for your support.#CauveryDiaries - Day 8https://t.co/vEqlSK49Df pic.twitter.com/dZKcnMAFJm
Today the #UNCCDCOP14 GWP delegation, led by Chair @hbamsey, met with @IshaFoundation's @SadhguruJV to chart collaborative solutions for #WaterSecurity.#CauveryCalling #ActOnSDG6— GWP (@GWPnews) September 10, 2019
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Of course, the volunteers had set up a Cauvery Calling stall at the premises, where Sadhguru spent some time and talked to the media about the scale and scope of the project:
At #COP14, @SadhguruJV spent about half an hour in the #CauveryCalling stall, along with Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO of @WWFINDIA, and a Rally for Rivers Board member. Read what happened during that time...#CauveryDiaries - Day 8 #CauveryCallinghttps://t.co/vEqlSK49Df pic.twitter.com/yuje9fyRJr— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 10, 2019
Sadhguru addresses the media:
1:00pm - Sadhguru and Ravi Singh, the Secretary General and CEO of World Wide Fund for Nature - India, are addressing the media at COP14 in Delhi.#CauveryDiaries - Day 8 #CauveryCallinghttps://t.co/dv6vslgoe0 pic.twitter.com/IN2pO5q1Ys— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 10, 2019
@SadhguruJV attended the biggest global meet #UNCCDCOP14 today. He acknowledged weakening of soil as the biggest challenge which directly affects our water & food security. Hoping the best results from #COP14, he expressed his heartiest wishes to the leaders. pic.twitter.com/gJkoWINWYJ— UNCCDCOP14INDIA (@India4Land) September 9, 2019
Senegalese singer and UN Peace Ambassador Baaba Maal excitedly explains how he has been bombarded by messages from Sadhguru’s Senegalese fans, when they heard that he was going to be with Sadhguru at the event:
At @India4Land #COP14 @baabamaal shows @SadhguruJV, the messages he received from his senegalese fans, who are ecstatic that he is sharing stage with Sadhguru. He also mentioned how all the young senegalese are following him.@UNCCD @UNDP_India#CauveryDiaries #CauveryCalling pic.twitter.com/jxXGQWK6zL— Rally For Rivers - Cauvery Calling (@rallyforrivers) September 11, 2019
The UNCCD COP14 event was a resounding success, as relevant and prominent people engaged in a free-flowing exchange of ideas – an apt display of how ecology is a global concern that demands an intelligent and sensible participation from the international community. Cauvery Calling found widespread recognition and appreciation at the event and Sadhguru’s message resonated with the entire audience.
The biggest challenge before the world is weakening soil leading to rapid desertification, putting our water & food security at serious risk. May #COP14 and Delhi Declaration on combating desertification inspire world leaders to replenish our soil-Sg @UNCCD #UNCCDCOP14 @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/IzG5mXifbt— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) September 9, 2019
Check out all Sadhguru’s moments at the COP14 Convention: