WG3 release Erin Myers Madeira 16 apr 2014

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Meeting global food needs with lower emissions:
IPCC report findings on climate change mitigation in agriculture
A dialog among scientists, practitioners and financiers

April 16, 2014
World Bank, Washington, DC

Following the April 13th release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Mitigation, including Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU), this event will provided an opportunity to listen to IPCC authors summarize their findings and for all participants to join in a dialog with practitioners and financiers to discuss actionable steps for mitigation in the agricultural sector.

The event was a joint effort of the World Bank, the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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WG3 release Erin Myers Madeira 16 apr 2014

  1. 1. Climate Smart Agriculture: A Case Study in Sustainable Intensification from Brazil Erin Myers Madeira Senior Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
  2. 2. Essentials for Sustainable Landscapes 1. Demand Signals 2. Supportive regulatory frameworks and governance 3. Technical assistance 4. Financial Incentives 5. Involvement of communities and stakeholders
  3. 3. São Félix do Xingu Municipality Forest Cover 2001
  4. 4. Key developments in Brazil Supportive policies and governance • National remote sensing program to monitor deforestation • Increased enforcement of compliance with Forest Code • CAR creates accountability at the property-level for deforestation
  5. 5. Key developments in Brazil Financial incentives • “Black List” of worst deforesting municipalities places financial penalties on municipality and creates urgency
  6. 6. Technical Assistance • Practices that improve productivity • Register properties in CAR • Cost effective • US$ 0.10/ha to set up; Annual cost is 10% of set-up • TNC registered 32,000 properties in CAR
  7. 7. Meaningful engagement of all stakeholders • Commission to end illegal deforestation • Technical assistance for small holders
  8. 8. Sao Felix moving to sustainable development trajectory • Deforestation reduced 75% • 87% of properties registered in CAR • Technical assistance • Improved livelihoods 330 4,125 10,135 18,696 26,976 761 442 354 140 166 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 REGISTERED AREA (km2) ANNUAL DEFORESTATION (km2) RegisteredAreas Increasing, Deforestation Decreasingin São Félix do Xingu
  9. 9. Opportunities for intensification • Increasing productivity to 1.25 head/ha could free up 20M ha for crop production 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Centro-Oeste Nordeste Norte Sudeste Sul Millionhectares 0.00 0.25 0.50 0.75 1.00 1.25 1.50 Hectaresperhead Pasture Area Hectares per head
  10. 10. Private sector collaboration is key for scaling • Piloting supply chain sustainability • Important of extension service networks
  11. 11. How to scale up? • 80% Latin America herd in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina • Demand Signals • Supportive regulatory frameworks and governance • Technical assistance • Financial Incentives • Involvement of communities and stakeholders
  12. 12. Thank you emadeira@tnc.org

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