On 20 November 2018 (18:30 - 20:00 ICT) the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is hosting a webinar on "Addressing Agricultural Resilience in Long-term Climate Planning Instruments".
The landscape of climate planning instruments available to countries under the UNFCCC process includes National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long Term Strategies (LTS). These instruments have emerged at different milestones such as the Cancun Adaptation Framework and the Paris Agreement and have specific characteristics and objectives which can contribute to and reinforce each other if leveraged effectively. Despite their very distinctive nature, these national instruments can be harnessed to scale up climate change adaptation by fostering linkages depending upon country context.
Addressing climate resilience in sectors and across sectors is a vital part of climate planning. Adaptation in agriculture is a crucial component of building resilient economies and societies and is national priority for a significant number of countries. It is well established that agricultural sectors are amongst the most climate sensitive. Over 90 percent of developing countries’ NDCs refer to agriculture as a major priority.
The juxtaposition of the range of climate planning instruments on one hand, and the sensitivity of agriculture on the other requires that all instruments be linked, sequenced and aligned appropriately by countries to best fit their national circumstances.
The webinar will draw upon country-level experiences from partner countries from the FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) to highlight entry points for alignment and strategies to trigger this conversation.
- Unpacking the characteristics of NAPs, NDCs and LTS.
- Exploring steps being taken by ministries of agriculture, ministries of environment, water and finance to leverage these instruments to scale up climate adaptation in agriculture.
- Identifying what linkages are already being fostered between NAPs, NDCs and LTS and the key considerations in advancing climate change adaptation in agriculture.