The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development
16 April 2020. WEBINAR. Opportunities to Enhance NDCs (National Determined Contributions) 
 in the Agriculture Sector-Case studies from Uruguay and Vietnam

In this webinar, experts from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, FAO and Oxfam shared their latest research on supporting low-carbon transformation in the agriculture sector through enhancing 2020 NDCs. Additionally, government representatives from Uruguay and Vietnam will speak to the need for more ambitious, explicit, and directed actions to foster productive farming practices that also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are climate-resilient.

This webinar is part of a series on Sectoral Opportunities to Enhance NDCs. You can find the full schedule and video links to recordings here.

  • James Morris and Catalina Etcheverry, Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat
  • Katie Ross, WRI
  • Laurel Pegorsch, Oxfam
  • Le Hoang Anh, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam
  • Walter Oyhantcabal, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay
  • Martial Bernoux, FAO

Video recording forthcoming

Releted publication: 

NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in Agriculture

WORKING PAPER | December 2019  |  30 pages

This paper aims to help countries think through the process of enhancing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to include strengthened actions in the agriculture sector. The paper underscores the need for a tailor-made approach to NDC enhancement that is suited to a country’s unique set of circumstances.

  • Climate change directly and indirectly affects food production in many regions, including lost crops and dwindling employment opportunities. These impacts will likely become more severe by 2030 and beyond, placing global food security and the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people at risk.
  • Now is the time to scale up efforts to reshape the agriculture sector to support farmers, avoid the extensification of food production, improve the productivity of farms, build resilience, and reduce emissions. Indeed, the goals of the Paris Agreement cannot be met without transformative changes in the agriculture sector. Incorporating more ambitious, explicit, and directed actions in the agriculture sector in enhanced NDCs can help make this necessary transition.
  • This paper aims to help countries think through the process of enhancing their NDCs by including strengthened actions in the agriculture sector. It underscores the need for tailor-made approaches suited to a country’s unique set of circumstances.
  • It identifies a range of possible actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture sector, given the right enabling environment in place, and offers examples of how these actions can be included in an enhanced NDC.


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