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Global webinar: Advancing the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture under the UNFCCC
Type: Learning
Year: 2018

On 21st February 2018, FAO and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) organized a webinar on advancing the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture under the UNFCCC. 

Among the decisions adopted by Parties at the Bonn Climate Change Conference in November 2017, one of the most significant for the global agriculture community is the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. The decision recognizes the importance of agriculture in responding to climate change and requests the two Subsidiary Bodies for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and Implementation (SBI) to work together on issues related to agriculture, taking into consideration the vulnerabilities of agriculture to climate change and approaches towards achieving food security. Parties and observers now have the opportunity to submit their views on how this work should take shape.

The webinar was organized to support Parties and observers in preparing their submissions, and to facilitate dialogue on the key opportunities and challenges. It aimed to create a better understanding of the key opportunities and challenges involved in advancing the Koronivia joint work on agriculture and it was a chance for dialogue on the topics identified in the Koronivia decision.

View the slides:
www.slideshare.net/tag/faokoronivia

Listen to the speakers:
Moderator Julia Wolf, Natural Resources Officer, FAO
Dirk Nemitz, Programme Officer for agriculture, forestry and other land-use at the UNFCCC 
Victoria Hatton,  Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Walter Oyhantcabal, Director of the Climate Change and Sustainability Unit in Uruguay’s Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries
Herwig Ranner, European Commission in the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development

Bruce Campbell, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Martial Bernoux, Coordinator of the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme, FAO

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Type: Learning
Year: 2017

This course provides the necessary knowledge to build a sustainable national greenhouse gas inventory (NGHGI) and to assess emissions from the agriculture sector. The course contains a general overview on: the role and goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines for NGHGIs; the inventory cycle and the main elements and principles for preparation of GHG inventories (Unit 1).

In addition, it presents details on the biological and physical processes behind the production of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture-related activities. Methodological instruction and guidance for calculating emissions according to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines, Tier 1 method, are also provided (Unit 2). The course embeds a series of exercises to let users apply knowledge as it is acquired and inform on the methodological improvements between the different versions of the IPCC Guidelines.

Type: Learning
Year: 2017

All material of the Massive Open Online Course on National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture is now available through a comprehensive online toolkit. 

Materials presented here were originally shared via the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) Platform during a six-week MOOC. The course is still available for self-paced learning on UN CC:Learn and can be found here. The NAP-MOOC learning materials are presented as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme and is a joint effort between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and more than 40 leading experts on climate change, finance, agriculture, communications and more. 

Type: Learning
Year: 2015

The new FAO Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in agriculture, forestry and other land use sector (AFOLU) is now available. The tool has been designed for colleagues working in the agriculture sectors who want to understand more about the NAMA concept and increase their capacity to contribute to national and global climate change mitigation goals. It provides clear, easy to follow guidance on the identification, development and implementation of country specific climate change mitigation actions in the AFOLU sector.

Type: Learning
Year: 2014

This course provides the necessary knowledge to design, develop and implement agricultural projects and programmes that address the challenges of a changing climate. It is useful for professionals working in agricultural development who need to learn how to mainstream effectively climate change considerations in their projects and programmes.

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