Changement climatique
Type: Submissions
Year: 2012

Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the Support to the National Adaptation Plan Process from a Food Security Perspective In response to the invitation by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) to (1) support the national adaptation plan (NAP) process in the least developed countries (LDC); (2) provide information on support to the national adaptation plan process in LDC; (3) provide financial and technical support to developing country Parties to plan, prioritize and implement their NAP planning measures; and (4) provide information on activities to support the NAP process, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) herein submits its views on the support it provides to the formulation and implementation of NAP. 

Type: Submissions
Year: 2012

Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on modalities and procedures for a new market-based mechanism1 (paragraphs 83 and 84), in response to the invitation as outlined in paragraph 85 the Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention. Agriculture is a significant contributor of anthropogenic GHG emissions to the atmosphere. Crops and livestock also contribute 10-12% of total emissions (more than transport), while deforestation—largely driven by agricultural pressures around the world—adds an additional 15-18%. Agriculture alone is in any case the largest overall contributor of non-CO2 anthropogenic emissions. In addition, in many developing countries, agriculture represents an important economic sector and contributes to total national emissions accordingly. Finally, the agricultural sectors have an important mitigation potential both by reducing their emissions and by increasing carbon sinks. It has been shown that an important part of this mitigation potential would be cost effective, provided that there are proper incentives to induce the necessary changes.

Type: Submissions
Year: 2012

Submission to the UNFCCC Secretariat on issues identified in decision 1/CP. 16, paragraph 72 and appendix II, in answer to the invitation of paragraph 5 of draft conclusions UNFCCC/SBSTA/2011/L.25 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) herein submits its views on issues identified in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 72 and appendix II, in particular on how to address drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and on robust and transparent national forest monitoring systems as referred to in its paragraph 71(c).

Type: Submissions
Year: 2012

Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on issues related to agriculture, as outlined in paragraph 69 and 70 of the Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention. Agriculture is essential to food security and it is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Since its inception, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change reflected the fear that climate change might disrupt food production. The ultimate goal of the Convention calls for a stabilization of GHGs within a time frame that is “to ensure that food production is not threatened”. We now know that food production is and will be threatened.

Type: Submissions
Year: 2012

Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Submission for the review of the amended New Delhi work programme on Article 6: Education, Training and Public Awareness. The following submission has been made in response to the Secretariats invitation to parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations for their views on possible elements of a successor New Delhi work programme on Article 6 of the Convention (education, training, public awareness). By including Article 6 in the UNFCCC nations have identified the importance of education, training and public awareness in achieving the goals of the convention. Education, training and public awareness are the most cost effective and socially empowering means to provoke actions for mitigating climate change as well as achieving adaptation efforts. It is therefore timely to revise and strengthen the commitment to Article 6. In particular it is suggested that the successor programme provides more efforts into mechanisms to engage children and young people, support activities related to agriculture and consumption and support access to knowledge and understanding on effective methodologies and techniques to create behavioural changes.