Bureau régional de la FAO pour le Proche-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord

Regional Workshop on supporting the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions in the agriculture and water sectors

09/09/2019-11/09/2019

Government officials and climate change experts from the Near and North Africa countries, and resource partners from within the region and beyond  are gathering in Cairo on 9 September, 2019 to unfold opportunities to combat the climate change adversities in agriculture and water sectors.

The upcoming regional workshop organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)   will offer a knowledge-sharing platform through bringing in all stakeholders together  to towards identifying innovative and effective interventions to  address the impacts of climate change across the region. The workshop will provide an opportunity to enhance partnership and mobilise resources for implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) commitments in the region.

In 2015, the international community made a historic commitment and took a major step forward on burning climate change issues by adopting the landmark Paris Agreement.

Through this Agreement, developed and developing countries have committed to do their parts in transition towards a climate-resilient and low-emissions future.

The Paris Agreement was built on the intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) those Parties submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The regional workshop eventually will review the status of the countries with respect to their implementation of current NDCs and support in formulating new generation of NDCs for 2020 and beyond.