Agriculture & Food Security

June-September 2015 NAMA Update [viewed]

namaupdate 1 October 2015: This update provides information on individual nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries, including NAMAs seeking support for preparation and implementation, and related support, events and activities, for the period from June to September 2015.

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UNFCCC Reports on Assessing Risk and Vulnerability of Agricultural Systems [viewed]

UNFCCC29 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the in-session workshop on the assessment of risk and vulnerability of agricultural systems to different climate change scenarios at regional, national and local levels, including but not limited to pests and diseases, which was held on 3 June 2015, in Bonn, Germany, during the 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 42). The document (FCCC/SBSTA/2015/INF.7) summarizes the workshop proceedings for further consideration by SBSTA 43 scheduled to take place during the period between 30 November to 1 December 2015, in Paris, France.

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UNFCCC Reports on Early Warning Systems and Contingency Plans for Agriculture [viewed]

UNFCCC29 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the in-session workshop on the development of early warning systems (EWS) and contingency plans in relation to extreme weather events and their effects such as desertification, drought, floods, landslides, storm surge, soil erosion, and saline water intrusion, which was held on 2 June 2015, in Bonn, Germany, during the 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 42). The document (FCCC/SBSTA/2015/INF.6) summarizes the workshop proceedings for further consideration by SBSTA 43 scheduled to take place during the period between 30 November to 1 December 2015, in Paris, France.

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Barbados, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Peru Submit INDCs [viewed]

UNFCCC28 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Barbados, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guyana, Kazakhstan and Peru have formally submitted their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), bringing the total number of Parties to have done so to 94.

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Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, The Gambia Submit INDCs [viewed]

UNFCCC28 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar and The Gambia have formally submitted their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), bringing the total number of Parties to have done so to 88.

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Kiribati, Senegal Submit INDCs [viewed]

kiribati_senegal26 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Kiribati and Senegal have formally submitted their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), bringing the total number of Parties to have done so to 81.

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Bangladesh, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Seychelles, South Africa Submit INDCs [viewed]

Bangladesh, Seychelles, Georgia, Belarus, South Africa, Moldova Flags25 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Bangladesh, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Seychelles and South Africa have formally submitted their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), bringing the total number of Parties to have done so to 79. In addition, the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (Measurement, Reporting and Verification) completed a training workshop on INDCs for African anglophone and lusophone countries.

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Pope Francis Addresses UNGA, Urging Action on Environment, Poverty [viewed]

pope_posr2015summit25 September 2015: “Any harm done to the environment…is harm done to humanity,” declared Pope Francis in an address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA), ahead of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. He urged global action to protect the environment and end the suffering of the excluded, calling the expected adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “an important sign of hope.”

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UNCCD, UNEP Release Infographic and Video to Welcome Adoption of SDG Target on LDN [viewed]

unep-unccd25 September 2015: The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have come together in celebration of the UN's adoption of the '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' to launch an infographic brochure and video on the importance of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 15.3 “to achieve a Land Degradation Neutral World.”

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Mongolia, Albania, Madagascar, Indonesia, Eritrea Submit INDCs [viewed]

mongolia_albania_madagascar_indonesia_eritrea24 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Mongolia, Albania, Madagascar, Indonesia and Eritrea have formally submitted their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), bringing the total number of Parties to have done so to 73.

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