Knowledge Learning and Exchange Platforms for Climate Change Negotiators


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The climate-smart village : a model developed by CCAFS program to improve the adaptive capacity of communities
Presented by Dr. Woldeamlak Bewket, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University at Africa Agriculture Science Week 6, 15 July 2013, Accra, Ghana.

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Knowledge Learning and Exchange Platforms for Climate Change Negotiators

  1. 1. KNOWLEDGE LEARNING AND EXCHANGE PLATFORM FOR CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATORS 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. OUTLINE •  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. BACKGROUND - UNFCCC Ò  Climate science - evidence Ò  Objectives – mitigation, adaptation Ò  Measures - emission reductions and adaptation Ò  Contribution - who should contribute what and when Ò  Compliance Ò  A new international climate treaty – 2015 Ò  Agriculture & climate change – vulnerable, source, sink
  4. 4. AGRICULTURE AT UNFCCC Ò  Unclear position of agriculture at UNFCC discussions Ò  Measurement & estimation of emissions and removals of GHG in agriculture Ò  Partitioning the 14% global contribution of agriculture between smallholders and large scale farming. Ò  SBSTA tasked to consider agriculture at COP17
  5. 5. AGN POSITIONS & CHALLENGES Ò  Divergent views relating to agriculture Ò  Polarization of opinion among AGN between adaptation and mitigation Ò  Lack of common understanding of the positions of the other Parties Ò  Inadequate technical information
  6. 6. INTERVENTION BY CCAFS & COMESA Ò  Technical Team to synthesize submissions made by parties and observer organizations on issues relating to agriculture Ò  Inform AGN on positions of Parties and Observers Ò  Spearhead formation of Africa-wide learning alliance for climate change negotiation É KLP – for a more sustained support
  7. 7. KLP OBJECTIVES Ò  KLP –a more sustained support to AGN Ò  To articulate the African needs & aspirations on agriculture at UNFCCC Ò  To enhance agriculture considerations into climate change policy discussions at national, regional and international levels Ò  Sharing knowledge & experiences among countries
  8. 8. ACTIVITIES AND OUTPUTS 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. OUTCOMES Ò  Facilitated understanding among AGN Ò  Improved understanding of positions of Parties and Observers Ò  Refined approaches and skills for negotiations Ò  Expert input was appreciated and request made for their support in SBSTA 37& 38, and COP18
  10. 10. OUTCOMES - INPUT TO COP19 Annex I   Non-Annex I   Mi$ga$on  priority  along  with  adapta$on   Adapta$on  priority    and  mi$ga$on  co-­‐ benefits   Less  expensive  long  term  investments  in   mi$ga$on  technologies     Resource  investments  in  adap$ve   capacity  (e.g.  Green  Climate  Fund)      Focus  on  no-­‐regret  pathway  rather  than  focus  on   historical  responsibili$es      Common  but  Differen$ated   Responsibili$es  (CBDR)     Include  relevant  adapta$on  ac$vi$es  in  Nairobi   Work  programme     Work  programme  on  Agriculture