The Role of Agriculture in the UN Climate Talks: How COP20 and COP21 can ensure a food-secure future

Abstract

Agriculture, and consequently, food security and livelihoods, is already being affected by climate change according to the latest science from the IPCC. The various strands of work already underway on agriculture within the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) process can be strengthened and made more coherent. A 2015 climate agreement should reference food production and provide the financial, technical and capacity building support for countries to devise ambitious actions for the agricultural sector. A new climate agreement should be consistent with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) process.

Citation

Campbell, B.; Wamukoya, G.; Kinyangi, J.; Wollenberg, L.; Vermeulen, S.; Minang, P.; Neufeldt, H.; Vidal, A.; Loboguerrero Rodriguez, A.M.; Hedger, M. The Role of Agriculture in the UN Climate Talks: How COP20 and COP21 can ensure a food-secure future. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2014) 8 pp.

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