December 30th, 2016
Agriculture initiatives and COP22
Published by Nordic Co-opearation, November 1st, 2016
This factsheet by Nordic Co-opearation takes stock of key regional and global initiatives related to agriculture and climate change, which have been launched in the period from 2005 to 2016. It identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats across these, as well as highlighting success factors. This analysis is undertaken in the context of the agriculture-related components of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by Parties under the climate convention as part of the lead-up to the Paris Agreement in 2015. 69 global and regional agricultural initiatives have been assessed. All in all, initiatives prove fairly successful, and more strengths and opportunities were identified than weaknesses and threats. The analysis reveals that focusing on setting clear objectives with quantifiable goals, which can be traced, followed-up and reported on, while keeping contingency plans, are key to successful initiatives. Looking at successful initiatives and focusing on key factors for success; countries could develop national or regional initiatives, which can respond to the challenges identified in their INDCs. Further, many countries across the region face similar challenges for agricultural adaptation and mitigation, and sharing best practices, on policies as well as on projects on the ground, can help increase success rates and cut cost.