Changement climatique

Soumissions de parties

FAO - AWG/LCA 6 - Grassland: Enabling their potential to contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation
Type: Submissions
Year: 2009

Grasslands occupy about half of the emerged ice free world, make up approximately 70 percent of the worldís agricultural area (FAO, 2005) and represent a major terrestrial carbon carbon (C) stock which can be increased by appropriate management. The global technical mitigation potential by 2030 for grazing land management estimated by IPCC (2007) is high. Low cost mitigation options based on enhancing carbon sequestration in grasslands are available. These practices generate additional important co-benefits in the form of food security, biodiversity and water conservation, and improved resilience and thus adaptation to climate change. There are important methodological issues to be addressed (carbon monitoring, permanence, leakage) but increasing experience with LULUCF carbon monitoring and projections will provide valuable insight for resolving these. There are compelling reasons to consider grasslands as part of a holistic approach (all gases, all sources and sinks) to land use and land use change in the context of deliberations at COP15 in Copenhagen and beyond.

Type: Submissions
Year: 2009

This submission highlights ways in which the potential of agricultural mitigation in general, and from smallholder agriculture in particular, may be realized under a future global climate change agreement. It addresses quantifying mitigation and dealing with uncertainty issues associated with soil carbon sequestration, enabling institutional and policy environments required to link carbon finance to mitigation from smallholder agricultural sector and modalities/mechanisms needed to effectively link carbon finance to agricultural sources of mitigation, including financing options for agriculture, including smallholder agriculture. The focus of the submission is on soil carbon sequestration in view of its high mitigation potential, relevance to smallholders, and its current exclusion from the CDM.

Type: Submissions
Year: 2009

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests Submission of Views on the fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan and the components of the agreed outcome to be adopted by the Conference of Parties at its fifteenth session (AWG-LCA) 1. At its fourth session, the AWG-LCA invited Parties to submit to the UNFCCC Secretariat, by 6 February 2009, their views on the fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan and the components of the agreed outcome to be adopted by the Conference of Parties at its fifteenth session. (FCCC/AWGLCA/2008/L.10 paragraph 2(a) and FCCC/AWGLCA/2008/8 paragraph 25).

Type: Submissions
Year: 2009

A proposal by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests for a coordinated forest-sector response to climate change The CPF is a voluntary arrangement of 14 major forest-related international organizations, institutions and secretariats created in response to a resolution by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. They all have substantial programmes on forests and they work together to support the implementation of internationally agreed actions and sustainable forest management, for the benefit of people and the environment.

Type: Submissions
Year: 2009

FAO has a mandate to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. The FAO has pledged to carry out the following activities towards the objectives of the Nairobi work programme.