G77 & China - Rome Chapter

FAO and G77 & China aligned to the Paris Agreement 2015

Rome Italy 30/06/2017

Mr. Rene Castro – FAO ADG - attended the plenary meeting of the G77 & China of 30 June 2017 and addressed a presentation on the lines of the Climate Change and of the FAO perspectives for a better scenario, boosting potentialities and contributing to the elimination of Food insecurity.

The ADG thanked the Chairperson, H.E. Elias Eljuri Abraham and the entire Group of 77 plus China for the invitation and the opportunity given to highlight a new pipeline of targets to be reached by countries through the FAO guidelines, for facing a constantly threat of the changing of the climate for the whole of the world, which is mostly affecting the food and the agriculture production. In the sideline with themes to be made an effort by the forthcoming 40th Session of the FAO Conference, remarkable points of the Climate Change could be carry out by members to find a better solution, in order to meet the reduction of GAS emission and so limit damages from the present day to 2050.
Many positive challenges could be brought by the G77 and China member countries giving positive contribution in helping the 70% of the agricultural mitigation potential to be achieved, which could be realized in the developing countries passing by the 10.6 Gt/CO2e emitted in 2010 to a potential of up to 5.5-6 Gt/CO2e per year by 2030.
Nature does not wait for negotiators agreements, but with the signature of the Paris Agreement 2015, this step would represent for members and governments a hope for one of the challenges of the XXI century, by reaching level of targets like the one in place in Costa Rica where by the 2021 would be achieved the Goal of the level of national target with a process of a reduction and compensation, passing by 21.6 million tons of CO2 (100%) emitted to 4.1 million tons of CO2 (19%) of reduction with a 17.5 million tons of CO2 (81%) of compensation.
FAO is working and addressing many indicators would help in the reduction of GAS emission likewise would be the reforestation and drew up a map with five areas in the world with the most climate problems, which would intervene with several projects in line with Paris Agreement to be conducted in the next 40 years (agenda 2060). While only 89 countries approached FAO to work on the programs for the problems related to the climate change, FAO is also promoting interregional programs, dry corridor, attract other partners at Regional, local level, involving more the private and public sectors.