Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture

Previous workshops on agriculture

Topic 2(a) - Modalities for implementation of the outcomes of the five in-session workshops on issues related to agriculture and other future topics that may arise from this work

Discussions on agriculture under the UNFCCC began six years prior to the adoption of the KJWA decision in 2017. Discussions date back to 2011 when the COP requested the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to consider issues related to agriculture. As part of this work, five workshops were implemented:

  1. Current state of scientific knowledge on how to enhance the adaptation of agriculture to climate change impacts (November 2013).
  2. Development of early warning systems and contingency plans in relation to extreme weather events and its effects (June 2015).
  3. Assessment of risk and vulnerability of agricultural systems to different climate change scenarios at regional, national and local levels (June 2015).
  4. Identification of adaptation measures, taking into account the diversity of the agricultural systems, indigenous knowledge systems and the differences in scale (May 2016).
  5. Identification and assessment of agricultural practices and technologies to enhance productivity in a sustainable manner, food security and resilience (May 2016).

The Koronivia decision aims to deepen this preliminary work and move discussions on agriculture under the UNFCCC forward by putting more focus on implementation aspects. The decision officially requested the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) to jointly address issues related to agriculture, climate change and food security alongside SBSTA. Outcomes of the five previous workshops were integrated into the Koronivia process as the first topic to be discussed under the new roadmap approved in May 2018.

Key Koronivia publications & documents 


Agriculture and climate change are two pressing priorities for Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), highly exposed and vulnerable to climate variability and extreme events. The Food and Agriculture Organization...

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) June 2019 session (SB50) Parties requested an additional intersessional workshop on sustainable land and water management (part 1) and strategies...

The following report prepared by Thünen Institute presents an actor analysis of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) process by evaluating the contributions (role and topics) of different actors...