CAN Position: Agriculture in the UNFCCC - elements to consider post-Paris, August 2016

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Agriculture, as a source of livelihood and income for over three billion people, a contributor to nutrition and health, and the foundation of identity and food security, requires special consideration under the Paris Agreement. Parties need to approach actions holistically in line with the principles of the Paris Agreement.

CAN has looked at the Paris Agreement to identify opportunities where agriculture could be better integrated. Below some key considerations for specific areas of the APA as well as SBI and SBSTA where considering agriculture will be important in the future. This is not an exhaustive list. There might be other areas where agriculture and work on agriculture might become beneficial in the future, such as the work program on response measures, capacity building and others.

 

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