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Climate change in Africa: challenges and opportunities for land management

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Pascal Martinez (Global Environment Facility - GEF)

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Climate change in Africa: challenges and opportunities for land management

  1. 1. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support of Climate change in Africa : challenges and opportunities for lands management Global Environment Facility strategy Pascal Martinez, GEF1
  2. 2. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF2 Climate change and global demography are creating the “perfect storm”, especially in Africa  Unsustainable production systems notably food (deforestation, biodiversity loss, GHG emissions…)  Environment degradation due to agriculture  Worrisome prospect with growing population + effects of climate change  Africa particularly impacted (projected 2 billion people)  Social consequences on stability, security and migration  The last IPCC report: take action in the next 2 years?
  3. 3. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF3 The power of the soils and the potential of Africa  Global land use is one of the defining factors of the planet’s safe operating space. 30% of the climate solution.  Agriculture and soil management are major activities in the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition and to protect the environment.  Important potential to increase agricultural productivity in African countries, but it must be done in the context of a broader transformation of food and land use systems (yields increase vs areas expansion).  Approximately 50 percent of the world’s remaining uncultivated land is in Africa (ex. Guinea Savannah zone, the “sleeping giant”).
  4. 4. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF4 The promising development of commitments, initiatives and partnerships  Already many commitments and initiatives involving all kind of stakeholders: The Bonn Challenge and AFR100; The Global Soil Partnership; Paris Agreement; Consumer Goods Forum, New York Declaration on Forests and TFA2020 (against deforestation); WBCSD supporting smallholder livelihoods and climate change actions; The African Union’s Agenda 2063; The LDN process under the UN CCCD; The “30x30 Forest, Food and Land Use challenge”; The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU); “4p1000 initiative” etc….  Not enough to deliver a holistic transformation of land use systems: Effective action needs greater investment, commitment and collaboration
  5. 5. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF5 What is the Global Environment Facility (GEF) ? 1- Financial Mechanism of the Environmental Multilateral Agreements 2- Global Partnership 3- Massive Track record of projects 183 countries GEF Focal Point 18 Implementing Agencies + Private sector, Academic institutions… • GEF created in 1991 • Over $17.9 billion in grants + $93.2 billion in co- financing • More than 4500 projects in 170 countries.
  6. 6. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF6 GEF catalytic role to achieve changes at scale Current interventions on Sustainable Land Management  Financial Mechanism of the Rio Conventions: integrated approach in land-related projects and programs, with social co- benefits (livelihood and food security)  The GEF integrated approach through major programs such as: - Great Green Wall Initiative in 12 West African and Sahel countries, increasing resilience of the regions’ ecosystems and human livelihoods ($2 billion incl. $105 million GEF grants). - “Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa - An Integrated Approach” ($800 million incl. $120 million GEF grants). - Taking deforestation out of supply chains, “Good Growth Partnership”, with pilots currently focusing on soy in Brazil, beef in Paraguay and palm oil in Indonesia and Liberia ($500 million incl. $45 million GEF grants). - The Restoration Initiative: land restoration in 10 countries and a global component that focuses on global learning, finance, and partnerships for restoration ($250 million incl. $54 million GEF grant).  AVACLIM, articulated with a FFEM project and supporting 4‰ initiative’s objectives.  GEF investments in Africa since its inception: $4,7 billion GEF grant leveraging $26 billion co-financing.
  7. 7. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF7 GEF catalytic role to achieve changes at scale Future GEF-7 investments: $4.1 billion  Food, Land Uses and Restoration Impact program ($430 million, incl. 50% incentive)  SFM drylands IP ($105 million, incl. 50% incentive)  LD Focal Area ($400+ million) Integrated landscape management with SFM, restoration and agroecology National projects supporting LDN Comprehensive landscape planning and sustainable value chains
  8. 8. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF8 Timeline and Process for Operationalizing the Impact Programs • GEF Assembly on 26-28 June, GEF-7 Programming Directions adopted • STAR Allocations published on July 1st • 30 August 2018: guidance note on programming IPs • September 2018: Consultation workshop with Implementing Agencies • End October 2018: release of a call and template for “Expression of Interests” (EOIs) for participation in the IPs • 30 December 2018: Initial deadline for submission of EOIs • By end January 2019: Selection of an initial batch of submissions for each of the IPs • May-June 2019 Council meeting: Inclusion in the Work Program (if resources allows) • Late 2019: additional deadline for new EOIs submission
  9. 9. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF9 Conclusion:  Already many initiatives/commitments: coordination including all sectors and stakeholders is the big challenge.  Agriculture is definitely a huge opportunity in Africa for environment and development.  Need to speed up and scale up: GEF-7 seeks changes and impacts at scale  We are at a defining moment for the future of our planet and its people: rapidly reshaping food and land- use systems is critical.
  10. 10. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofPascal Martinez, GEF10 Thank you for your attention!

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