Knowledge learning and exchange platform for climate change negotiators

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Knowledge learning and exchange platform for climate change negotiators

  1. 1. Moses Tenywa, James Kinyangi, George Wamukoya Cromwel Lukorito, Woldeamlak Bewket, David Mkwambisi Mohamed Nasr Agricultural Science Week 14-20th July, 2013 Accra, Ghana
  2. 2. • Background – UNFCCC • Agriculture at UNFCCC • AGN Position & Challenges • Intervention by CCAFS & COMESA – KLPs • KLP Objectives • Outputs and outcomes • Input to C0P19 - way forward 2
  3. 3.  Climate science - evidence  Objectives – mitigation, adaptation  Measures - emission reductions and adaptation  Contribution - who should contribute what and when  Compliance  A new international climate treaty – 2015  Agriculture & climate change – vulnerable, source, sink
  4. 4.  Unclear position of agriculture at UNFCC discussions  Measurement & estimation of emissions and removals of GHG in agriculture  Partitioning the 14% global contribution of agriculture between smallholders and large scale farming.  SBSTA tasked to consider agriculture at COP17
  5. 5.  Divergent views relating to agriculture  Polarization of opinion among AGN between adaptation and mitigation  Lack of common understanding of the positions of the other Parties  Inadequate technical information
  6. 6.  Technical Team to synthesize submissions made by parties and observer organizations on issues relating to agriculture  Inform AGN on positions of Parties and Observers  Spearhead formation of Africa-wide learning alliance for climate change negotiation  KLP – for a more sustained support
  7. 7.  KLP –a more sustained support to AGN  To articulate the African needs & aspirations on agriculture at UNFCCC  To enhance agriculture considerations into climate change policy discussions at national, regional and international levels  Sharing knowledge & experiences among countries
  8. 8. Time Activity Output Feb 2011 Support to Parties to submit issues related to agriculture to SBSTA Key issues relevant to SBSTA June 2012  Attendance at SBSTA  On-site support to AGN November 2012 Support with a pre-COP18 preparation workshop for AGN Draft agriculture text for AGN Nov – December 2012 Attendance at 37th SBSTA and COP18 On-site support to AGN Issues related to agriculture suspended February 2013 Review of outcomes of COP 18 Decision to develop a Technical Paper Recommendation to bring on board ACPCA May 2013 Review of TORs and structure for Technical Paper and Position Papers writing Action plan for technical paper Agreement to involve as many experts across the continent Decision to document case studies that support adaptation and mitigation actions
  9. 9.  Facilitated understanding among AGN  Improved understanding of positions of Parties and Observers  Refined approaches and skills for negotiations  Expert input was appreciated and request made for their support in SBSTA 37& 38, and COP18
  10. 10. Annex I Non-Annex I Mitigation priority along with adaptation Adaptation priority and mitigation co- benefits “Less expensive long term investments” in mitigation technologies Resource investments in adaptive capacity (e.g. Green Climate Fund) Focus on no-regret pathway rather than focus on historical responsibilities Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) Include relevant adaptation activities in Nairobi Work programme Work programme on Agriculture

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