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Agriculture negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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B. Marambe

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Crop Science, Faculty of agriculture

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Abstract

Agriculture and food in the United Nations Framework Convention on Agriculture (1992) and related legal instruments, including the Paris Agreement (2015). With initial discussions during climate negotiations from 2004 to 2011, issues related to agriculture were discussed from 2012 to 2017 in the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which is one of the two permanent subsidiary bodies of the UNFCCC. The first substantive outcome and the decision of the Conference of Parties (COP) was made at the 23rd COP (Decision 4/CP.23) held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017. The decision SBSTA and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) to jointly address issues related to agriculture. Further, it officially acknowledged the significance of the agriculture sector in adapting to and mitigating climate change through the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA). The KJWA road map has been developed with the final reporting to be taken place in COP 26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2020. This paper provides the major events that have taken place during the agriculture negotiations to-date under the UNFCCC.
How to Cite: Marambe, B., 2019. Agriculture negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture, 5(2), pp.1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljfa.v5i2.71
Published on 29 Dec 2019.
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