Agroforestry for climate commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Paris climate change agreement came into force on 4 November 2016—an unprecedented event. And the Marrakech climate talks, COP22, will be all about turning that agreement into reality on the ground.
Trees in forests and on agricultural landscapes are central to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to delivering on the Paris Agreement.
Agroforestry—agriculture with trees—is also instrumental to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, provide affordable and clean energy, protect life on land, reverse land degradation and combat climate change. Because of the carbon sequestration capacity of trees, agroforestry can contribute to countries’ reaching their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supporting national governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America in developing the tools, knowledge and capacity needed to successfully scale up sustainable agricultural solutions. We call for:
- Scaling up agroforestry as a solution for climate change adaptation and mitigation via Nationally Determined Contributions;
- Raising the investment in providing scientific evidence of agriculture’s contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation;
- Reducing land degradation and deforestation through agriculture with trees;
- Including sustainably produced bioenergy to the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative’s portfolio of options to end energy poverty.
ICRAF will co-host three events at the Marrakech COP22:
- Innovation and deployment of technologies for climate change adaptation with support from the Climate Technology Centre and Network, event with Technical University of Denmark, DTU, at the Africa Pavilion on Friday 11 November from 12:00-13:30.
- Woody Biomass Energy to Meet NDCs and SDGs in Developing Countries, side event with International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) on Tuesday 15 November 2016 from 16:45-18:15; and
- From commitment to action – developing strategies to operationalize integrated landscape approaches, event with CIFOR at the Global Landscapes Forum on Wednesday 16 November 2016, from 11.30-12.30.
A detailed programme of ICRAF’s participation at the COP is available at http://www.worldagroforestry.org/cop22
Visit the official COP22 website at: http://cop22.ma/en#
Visit the Global Landscapes Forum