The agriculture sectors in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: analysis

  • 01/06/2016
  • FAO

188 countries have submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UNFCCC. With the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, the INDCs will guide country-level climate action for the coming years. They include not only targets, but also concrete strategies for addressing the causes and responding to the consequences of climate change. FAO has analyzed the INDCs to assess the role of the agriculture sectors (crops, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture, as well as forestry) in meeting national mitigation and adaptation goals. The results show that in all regions, these sectors will play a pivotal role in accomplishing the intended goals and actions for responding to climate change by 2030. This report aims to provide an overview of how agriculture sectors have been included in the INDCs. It summarizes the aspects and measures related to agricultural production, taking into account the interdependencies characterizing this sector. The analysis should provide a basis to identify priorities for international support for climate action in the agriculture sectors.

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